Self-control: (will power...restraint...discipline... )

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. --- George Washington 1732

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society. --- Daniel Webster

I hold myself to be incapable of hating any being on earth. By a long course of prayerful discipline, I have ceased for over forty years to hate anybody. I know this is a big claim. Nevertheless, I make it in all humility. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

If your aim is control, it must be self-control first. If your aim is management, it must be self-management first. --- Anon xxxx

Just as a bicycle chain may be too tight, so may one's carefulness and conscientiousness be so tense as to hinder the running of one's mind. --- William James 1842

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. --- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1926

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. --- Henry Miller

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others. --- Tryon Edwards

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