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
No man is free who is not master of himself.
No man is free who cannot command himself.
No confict is so severe as his who labors to subdue himself.
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
He who has power over himself has power over his greatest enemy.
He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king.
Even a little self control can save you a lot of time, energy and errors.
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.
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.
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
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.
You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
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.
The only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
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.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Self control is the power within you that holds the reins of anger, intolerance and impulsiveness.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Tao Te Ching