Self Control Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old self control quotes, self control sayings, and self control proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus
No man is free who cannot command himself. Pythagoras
No confict is so severe as his who labors to subdue himself. Thomas Kempis
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Wiesel
He who has power over himself has power over his greatest enemy. Matshona Dhliwayo
He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king. John Milton
Even a little self control can save you a lot of time, energy and errors. Unkown
You can't always control the wind, but you can control your sails. Dr. Bob Chope
You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself. da Vinci
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them, if they will not apply themselves to me. Michel de Montaigne
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself. Pietro Aretino
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. William Henley
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle
The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust. Josh Billings
Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock. Mahatma Gandhi
You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself. Jim Whittaker
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Bible
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves. Harry S. Truman
Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive. George Bernard Shaw
Self-control is one mark of a mature person; it applies to control of language, physical treatment of others, and the appetites of the body. Joseph B. Wirthlin
The man who masters his own soul will forever be called conqueror of conquerors. Plautus
The only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Wiesel
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Learning to control your reactions, saves you a lot of explaining, regretting, and apologizing. Remez Sasson
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin
Self control is the power within you that holds the reins of anger, intolerance and impulsiveness. Remez Sasson
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. Confucius
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Tao Te Ching