self-control

A Quote by William George Jordan on control, glory, humanity, individuality, retirement, self-control, strength, welfare, and world

The man who is calm does not selfishly isolate himself from the world, for he is intensely interested in all the concerns the welfare of humanity. His calmness is but a Holy of Holies into which he can retire from the world to get strength to live in the world. He realizes that the full glory of individuality, the crowning of his self-control is the majesty of calmness.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 12

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A Quote by unknown on control, determination, needs, and self-control

Self-determination is fine but needs to be tempered with self-control.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on achievement, control, difficulty, fighting, impossibility, life, men, patience, self-control, simplicity, and success

For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Taisen Deshimaru Roshi on control, life, and self-control

Life is a fight. You must remain concentrated and not reveal your defects. Through continuous training and self-control, gradually you discard them.

Roshi (1914 - 1982)

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A Quote by Robert Burns on control, prudence, self-control, and wisdom

Know prudent cautious self-control Is wisdom's root.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: A Bard's Epitaph

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A Quote by Robert Burns on control, prudence, self-control, and wisdom

Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on control and self-control

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on control, life, purpose, and self-control

Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course toward his objective in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by N. Eldon Tanner on absence, admiration, anger, blessings, character, cities, control, desires, determination, difficulty, discipline, eternity, failure, fatherhood, good, justice, laws, leadership, meaning, pity, proverbs, quotations, self-con

"Success Is Gauged By Self-Mastery" I should like to say a few words about self-discipline, self-control, or self-mastery which is so important to all of us if we are to accomplish what we set out to do and enjoy the blessings which we desire so much. First, I should like to quote some of the philosophers. Plato said: "The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile." And da Vinci once said: "You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself." Then he goes on to say that "the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. . . . And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others." In other words,he cannot be a worthy father or leader. Solomon in all his wisdom made this meaningful statement: "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city." (Proverbs 16:32) There are two important elements in self-mastery. The first is to determine your course or set the sails, so to speak, of moral standards; the other is the willpower, or the wind in the sails carrying one forward. As I said before, character is determined by the extent to which we can master ourselves toward good ends. It is difficult to say just what builds good character, but we know it when we see it. It always commands our admiration, and the absence of it our pity. But it is largely a matter of willpower.

N. Eldon Tanner (1898 - 1982)

Source: Ensign, May 1975, p. 75.

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A Quote by Melvin J. Ballard on control, corruption, destruction, intelligence, laws, nations, power, and self-control

No nation went into oblivion or was destroyed because it had bad laws, or because its statesmen were not intelligent, but because of INTERNAL CORRUPTION, and because they could not maintain the POWER OF SELF-CONTROL.

Melvin J. Ballard (1973 - 1939)

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