self-control

A Quote by Butler Shaffer on control, responsibility, self-control, self-ownership, freedom, and division

Because we are self-controlling beings, we are also responsible for our actions. This is not a moral or ethical proposition, but simply a causal one: I am responsible for what I do because I am the one who controls my actions. By the same token, to the degree we seek to control the lives and property of others, we help to foster, in their minds, the illusions that they are not responsible for what they do.

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/6.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Butler Shaffer on control, responsibility, self-control, self-ownership, freedom, and division

If it is our desire to live as free men and women, we must abandon our habits of looking outside ourselves for answers. It is to our own minds, our own fears, to which we must have resort. To be "free" is to live without division, and yet the state – as well as other proclaimed authorities – insist that we obey their mandates. To the extent that we must choose between pursuing our own interests and obeying others, we are internally divided into conflicting purposes.

 

How do we end such divisive thinking other than by confronting, and ending, the contradictory thinking that has produced it? Can we understand that trying to overthrow the state, or to reform it, or to select less-demanding leaders, will not end the thinking that has produced it? Neither is the answer to be found in science fiction or utopian/dystopian novels, in which efforts are made to deal with freedom in the setting of imaginary worlds, thus relieving the reader of the responsibility of doing so in reality.

 

It is the existential depths of our own beings that we need to explore if we are to discover the meaning of freedom. When we are prepared to do so, we will begin to discover some important truths about ourselves, one of the most important being that we are, by nature, self-controlling beings. I, alone, can energize my will and my body on behalf of purposes to which I must choose to act. The fact that political systems must resort to violence – and the threat of violence – to persuade us to obey their directives, is the clearest evidence that neither they, nor anyone else, can control our actions.

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/6.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Arthur Hewitt on simplicity, balanced living, humility, and self-control

"Everything in moderation, kid. Everything in moderation."

Arthur Hewitt

Contributed by: Danielle

A Quote by Arthur Hewitt on simplicity, balanced living, humility, and self-control

"Everything in moderation, kid. Everything in moderation."

Arthur Hewitt

Contributed by: Danielle

A Quote by Arthur Hewitt on simplicity, balanced living, humility, and self-control

"Everything in moderation, kid. Everything in moderation."

Arthur Hewitt

Contributed by: Danielle

A Quote by Daniel Goleman on emotion, self-control, and impulse

There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse. It is the root of all emotional self-control, since all emotions, by their very nature, lead to one or another impulse to act. The root meaning of the word emotion, remember, is "to move."

Daniel Goleman

Source: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Pages: 81

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on children, control, intelligence, and self-control

The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on control, god, grace, and self-control

Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William George Jordan on control, crisis, learning, life, nature, peace, self-control, and serenity

Calmness comes from within. It is the peace and restfulness of the depths of our nature. The fury of storm and of wind agitate only the surface of the sea; they penetrate only two or three hundred feet; below that is the calm, unruffled deep. To be ready for the great crises of life we must learn serenity in our daily living. Calmness is the crown of self-control.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 8-9

Contributed by: Zaady

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