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Self Control Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Self Control

Please enjoy these Self Control Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

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While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth,
but because they create character.
- Calvin Coolidge

Every mind which has given itself to self-expression
in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious
control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'.
- Norman Lindsay

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The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw
nations and self-serving special interest groups.
- Ginny B. Waite

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can
develop greatness of character.
- Grenville Kleiser

It's okay to be a fat man.
It's prestige and power and all of that.
But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
- Camryn Manheim

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given,
but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority,
not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
- Bruno Bettelheim

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some
random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
- Franz Kafka

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs,
in the interest of his own happiness,
to walk in the path of humility and self-control,
and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
- Irving Babbitt

There's so much importance in honoring your everyday hero.
It doesn't take money.
It doesn't take connections.
What matters is that people get involved.
Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be,
everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed.
- Debi Mazar

God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength
to each little act of self-control,
small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him.
And his children shall be filled if they will only
hunger and thirst after what he offers.
- Richard Holloway

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best,
will breed in you temperance and self-control,
diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content,
and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
- Charles Kingsley

The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship -
is the self-censorship,
because that twists spines, that destroys my character
because I have to think something else and say something else,
I have to always control myself.
- Milos Forman

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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