Self Control Quotes - Help Direct And Manage Your Life

Self Control Quotes

What follows are various self control quotes to help lighten the mode but also to offer insight and encouragement.

There are many quotes on control and quotes about control available elsewhere. Here I hope these self control quotations help you in your quest to boost your self control and/or provide a few moments of wisdom and insight into life.

I hope you enjoy them and benefit from them.


Self Control Quotations

The well-bred, contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde

Mistrust deceives us more often than trust. Cardinal de Retz

In conversation discretion is more important than eloquence. Baltasar Gracian

He is rich that is satisfied. Thomas Fuller

To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself. Seneca

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. Josh Billings

Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it falls due. W. R. Inge

Tell me what galls you and I will tell you what you are not. Henri-Frederic Amiel

Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper. North American proverb

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle. Japanese proverb


From my notebooks:

The following are taken from my notebooks. They will I hope complement the quotations given above as well as reveal a little more about my life and my thinking about life.

Some are idle thoughts and comments on life and the life we lead. Others could one day be developed further into articles or reports. I feel that they are related to the 'self control quotes' theme.


Self control quotes - from my notebooks

Making fun of people is not fun (for them) and demeaning for you.

Control is not just the prerogative of the wicked. It is important. It is individual. Sharing is so important, so mutually beneficial, so rewarding.

To be taught something that goes against your upbringing or long held beliefs is an important but difficult moment.

We regret most the things we do not do (or is it those we do not try?).

It is easy to swim/sail in calm waters but different when things get a bit rough. Hang on in there - the tide will turn.

If not tell us, at least tell yourself what you believe in.

Do things with meaning. Mean to do things. Put your heart into it; give it your best effort.Take a time out to reset, reconsider, reflect, refocus, and then move off with renewed vigour and energy.

Do you live on the surface or do you have ripples of hidden depths?

How fortunate indeed are we to witness this life unfold.

Find stability in your life. Build things on firm foundations. If your basis is solid, reliable, firm and unshakeable - think what your life could be like.

Verification. Let's feel our way through. Let's use our instincts. Do we always need proof, certainty, verification? Learn to trust life and your heart into it. It will not let you down.

Inertia, inactivity and procrastination are the enemies of successful and timely outcomes. All are unproductive and lead to critical under performing.

Who wins an argument? Don't raise your voice. Listen and show you are listening. Stay calm and relaxed. Take part? Don't go for conflict. Be peaceable. Both participants have a side, an opinion, a point of view. Find an amicable and common view, or middle ground if at all possible.

Fighting talk can get you results but often the softly spoken request leads to a better, and more desired response.

Ban this, ban that may be noble sentiments. First look to yourself - ban, abolish, remove, or cease stuff that adversely affects you.

Make things work with determination, commitment, energy, application, motivation and a real feeling of wanting to make a difference. Give a little of yourself, your special spark and energy for life. Give a little in everything that you do. Life will reward you.


I hope you have enjoyed this 'self control quotes' page, and enjoy the rest of the website. Martin

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