Best 228 of Self control quotes - MyQuotes
A good teacher does not teach all that he knows. He teaches all that the learners need to know at the time, and all that the learners can accountably learn in the time given.
Marie Von Ebner-eschenbach
As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.
Self-awareness - the commendable ability to be oneself without being a nuisance to someone else.
Every child at some point in time has been told that they must "behave" and when they do not, they are "misbehaving". What parents really intend when they scold their children for misbehaving is that they must learn how to control their thoughts and actions that conflict with the interests or expectations of others. Self-control is a feature of our developing frontal lobes of the brain and is central to our capacity to interact with others. Without self-control, we would never be able to coordinate and negotiate by suppressing the urges and impulses that could interfere with social cooperation. This capacity for self-control is critical when it comes to being accepted and without it we are likely to be rejected - labelled anti-social because we fall foul of the moral and legal codes that hold our societies together.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The warrior must never get angry in war.
If you've to keep your mouth shut, then keep your mouth shut, no matter what you're feeling.
N. T. Wright
The church is often called a killjoy for protesting against sexual license. But the real killing of joy comes with the grabbing of pleasure. As with credit card usage. the price tag is hidden at the start, but the physical and emotional debt incurred will take a long time to pay off.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You have no control of uncertainties! You can only control your life and your reaction to any event. May you find grace for patient endurance.
Emotional intelligence is knowledge of the “Self,” understanding who we are, and employing this knowledge to exercise self-control in our relationships with other beings and the world. Only by knowing ourselves can we responsibly and efficiently manage our senses, thoughts, words and actions, and behave in a benevolent manner toward other beings and the world.
Will was not without his intentions to be always generous, but our tongues are little triggers which have usually been pulled before general intentions can be brought to bear.
O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.
But how do you come ‘offline’ when so much of our daily lives is moving ‘online’? Every month new sites and online services are launched. If you need to check anything – about a new school for your children, medical treatment, tourist destination or recipe – you go online. Bill Gates put it so well when he called the Internet the ‘town square for the global village of tomorrow’. Could you spend a week or even a day without reading your emails, using social media or going online? Someone recently joked with me that having Internet access is more important than having food or water.
Be at peace with yourself, or you'll be at war with everyone.
...training your answers (winning the losses), as if you had never lost, that is 'something' rewarding.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The greatest conquest is self –control.
Some people plan on being disciplined as soon as they achieve something that cannot be achieved without discipline.
Freedom like charity, begins at home. No man is worthy to fight in the cause of freedom unless he has conquered his internal masters. He must learn control and discipline over the disastrous passions that would lead him to folly and ruin. He must conquer inordinate vanity and anger, self-deception, fear, and inhibition.
Max marvels that you can't tell at all from his voice how this type of thing--the casual prying, snooping and implications--royally pisses him off. He really should have gone into acting. It's a tragically wasted talent.
My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts, but why this should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain alone, on which the higher tastes depend, I cannot conceive.
Without self-discipline, your streams of grace become a flood of disgrace. Never let indiscipline weigh you down for critics to pick mockeries on.
Self-regulation is not simply a moral characteristic. It is biologically healthy for both your mind and the body.
...experiencing life as a victim instead of living it purposefully with a feeling of self-control.
Donna Lynn Hope
Fighting is easier than loving, just as giving in to anger is easier than self-control.
If he makes himself as good as he tells others to be, then he in truth can teach others. Difficult indeed is self-control.
If you do not have control over your mouth, you will not have control over your future.
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and respect of self, in turn, is the chief element in courage.
Choose your thoughts and beliefs wisely. Be your own best friend, and not your enemy.
He wanted to take Homer Wells in his arms, and hug him, and kiss him, but he could only hope that Homer understood how much Dr. Larch's self-esteem was dependent on his self-control.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The gentleness of your action touched my heart.
Since the dawn of time, God has done things that baffle humanity. He still confounds me... I can't control what happened, but I can control how I respond to what happened. It wasn't about what happened to me; it was about what happened within me.
The level of your self-control is measured as the difference between how you act when you have nothing and how you react when you have everything.
Trophies should go to the winners. Self-esteem does not lead to success in life. Self-discipline and self-control do, and sports can help teach those.
Everybody in the world is seeking happiness - and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
When we ground ourselves in the present moment, we spontaneously connect better with others. We become more responsive and less reactive, listening more deeply and speaking with greater clarity.
We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Ten greatest gifts; love, joy, peace, patience, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
We don’t put up with having our computers hacked for the benefit of others, so why cede control of our minds and our very being to anyone else?
The believer can and will say no to any wrong desires when he has said a bigger yes to Christ's will for him.
It’s an open debate how much education can boost innate aptitude or IQ, but the trait of “conscientiousness” does consistently predict educational and job success and also subjective happiness. Yet as access to information increases, conscientiousness will become all the more important. It will be less about whose parents could afford Harvard or who could charm the admissions officer, and more and more about who sits down and actually starts trying to master the material. And so a large part of the educational sector will be directed toward boosting conscientiousness, though not always with success.
Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it.
. . . we shouldn’t always have what we want: it spoils the best of us, doesn’t it?
When you feel a weak moment coming on, the key is self-control.
Holding on stands in the way of what's meant for you.
Whether you realize it or not, you are in control of what you think. It's up to you to determine which fluttering thoughts take root and which ones you kick out. Cultivate a mind that can learn to discriminate truth.
If we don’t make our own future, it will be made for us.
The actuality that the heart does not want to feel, doesn't negate the certitude that it once felt and will still feel.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
the more the tree goes up in the air, the more it goes down into the earth. Remember humility in greatness.
Truth: last week I online shopped too much. Then I ate 2 pounds of jelly beans to feel better about that. In fact, while I was trying to read soul-nourishing things all I could think about was shopping and jellybeans. Points to the monkey mind.
Choice means more than one option doesnt mean its completely open ended so it's controlled choice not a choice of anything they like, and the problem is, what if you chose not to decide? Then you still have made a choice already. So you must differentiate here between a literal choice and a rational choice, you can say how is that ever a rational choice? If you have to make a rational choice between, for example killing two innocent people, that is impossible. Did you see, so you have to make a literal choice though always.
Poorer children grow up with more stress and more disruption, and these disadvantages produce effects on the brain. Researchers often use dull tests to see who can focus attention and stay on task. Children raised in the top income quintile were two-and-a-half times more likely to score well on these tests than students raised in the bottom quintile.