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Letter "S" » Self-control
«I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.»
«First we make our habits, then our habits make us.»
«Finding oneself was a misnomer; a self is not found but made»
«I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.»
«Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.»
«It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.»
«If a man will understand how intimately, yea, how inseparably, self-control and happiness are associated, he has but to look into his own heart, and upon the world around,...Looking upon the lives of men and women, he will perceive how the hasty word, the bitter retort, the act of deception, the blind prejudice and foolish resentment bring wretchedness and even ruin in their train.»
«I am lord of myself, accountable to none»
«I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it»
«Ill blows the wind that profits nobody»