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A Quote by Charles Alexander Eastman on character, control, courage, dignity, endurance, mystery, patience, self-control, and silence

If you ask him: "What is silence?" he will answer, "It is the Great Mystery! The holy silence is His voice!" If you ask: "What are the fruits of silence?" he will say: "They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character."

Charles Alexander Eastman (1858 - 1939)

Source: The Soul of the Indian, 1911

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on control, faith, food, laziness, mountains, overcoming, and senses

The Tempter masters the lazy and irresolute man who dwells on the attractive side of things, ungoverned in his senses, and unrestrained in his food, like the wind overcomes a rotten tree. But the Tempter cannot master a man who dwells on the distasteful side of things, self-controlled in his senses, moderate in eating, resolute and full of faith, like the wind cannot move a mountain crag.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 7-8

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A Quote by Bruce C. Hafen on choice, control, desires, emptiness, experience, mortality, and weakness

The Savior desires to save us from our inadequacies as well as our sins. Inadequacy is not the same as being sinful - we have far more control over the choice to sin than we may have over our innate capacity. . . . A sense of falling short or falling down is not only natural but essential to the mortal experience. Still, after all we can do, the Atonement can fill that which is empty, straighten our bent parts, and make strong that which is weak.

Bruce C. Hafen (1940 -)

Source: The Broken Heart, p. 19. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Bill Lee on alcohol, belief, control, day, death, immortality, life, losing, problems, promises, punishment, time, and trouble

Alcohol is like anything else. It's only as bad as the person it's being poured into. If it's used to heighten an occasion, or to take an edge off stress, I don't see a problem. Trouble starts when you either lose control and let the bottle run you, or when you believe its promises of immortality. You realize that no matter how much you punish yourself, you always seem to wake up the next day. Pretty soon you're convinced that you will never die. When that happens I guess it is time to look for help before your life becomes one long, lost weekend.

Bill Lee

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on control, dedication, desires, fear, goals, god, heart, joy, meditation, mind, peace, and senses

Make your mind one-pointed in meditation, and your heart will be purified. . . . With all fears dissolved in the peace of the Self and all desires dedicated to Brahman, controlling the mind and fixing it on me (God), sit in meditation with me as your only goal. With senses and mind constantly controlled through meditation, united with the Self within, an aspirant attains nirvana, the state of abiding joy and peace in me.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 6:12-15, pp. 105-106

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, control, education, future, hope, inspiration, past, teaching, and wishes

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on birth, control, life, principles, and war

Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favour of war, pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on control, freedom, liberty, nations, speech, suffering, thought, and wisdom

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech; which is the right of every man as far as by it he does not hurt or control the right of another; and this is the only check it ought to suffer and the only bounds it ought to know. . . . Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech, a thing terrible to traitors.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by B. F. Skinner on behavior, change, control, environment, holocaust, nations, needs, people, pollution, population, and war

Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.

B. F. Skinner

Source: Beyond Freedom and Dignity

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A Quote by Ashleigh Brilliant on control, justice, needs, and self-control

As long as I have you there is just one other thing I'll always need - tremendous self control.

Ashleigh Brilliant (1933 -)

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