103 Self Control Quotes to Control Your Life

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Self control Quotes will help you to know your feelings and desire, and how to control them to achieve big things in life. It is the ability to control one’s feelings and desires, especially in difficult situations. Self-control refers to your ability to manage your behavior to achieve goals, improve positive outcomes, and avoid negative outcomes. It is an important skill that allows us to regulate behavior to achieve our long-term goals.

Self-Control Quotes will help you live a great happy life by controlling yourself in challenging times. You can also read killer attitude quotes, and self-love quotes to find inspiration.

Best Self Control Quotes

Here is a collection of some inspirational self-control quotes that will help you to control your emotion, and desires in important times to achieve great things.

1. “A person who is humble but cannot control himself has no character.” ― Henry Hazlitt

2. “Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts.” ― Dale Carnegie

3. “He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

4. “He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” ― Lao Tzu

5. “If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world.” ― Paulo Coelho

6. “If you do not have control over your mouth, you will not have control over your future.” ― Germany Kent

7. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

8. “In order for us to practice self-control, we must have a goal. This goal must be entirely our own.” ― Danny Silk

9. “Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

10. “One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.” ― Gustave Flaubert

11. “Only with calmness can you control your emotions.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

12. “Self-control is a key factor in achieving success. We can’t control everything in life, but we can definitely control ourselves.” ― Jan Mckinley Hilado

13. “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

14. “Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” ― Thucydides

15. “Stop trying to control how you feel, and instead take control of what you do.” ― Russ Harris

16. “The best fighter is never angry.” ― Lao Tzu

17. “The man who remains calm inevitably takes command of a situation.” ― Hope Mirrlees

18. “When a man is a prey to his emotions, he is not his own master.” ― Benedict de Spinoza

19. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius

20. “A credit card allows you to transcend time. For it allows you to put off until tomorrow what you bought today, while you are still paying off what you bought yesterday.” ― Robert Morrissette

21. “A life without regret can be attained by full awareness of one’s actions in their present moment.” ― Michelle D. Rosado

22. “A lot of homes would have been wrecked if all men lack self-control and all women cannot bridle their tongues.” ― Bamigboye Olurotimi

23. “A man who is good from docility, and not from stern self-control, has no character.” ― Henry Hazlitt

24. “A patient willingness to defer dividends is a hallmark of individual maturity.” ― Neal A. Maxwell

25. “All around the Mediterranean you’ll find cultures that believe men can’t control themselves and shouldn’t have to try.” ― Sheri S. Tepper

26. “Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.” ― Wilkie Collins

27. “Anyone can get angry, but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.” ― Aristotle

28. “At the end of the day, you can’t control the results; you can only control your effort level and your focus.” ― Ben Zobrist

29. “Awareness of our problems thus does not necessarily mean that they get solved. I t may just mean that we are able to perfectly anticipate where we will fall.” ― Esther Duflo

30. “Behind every successful person there is an out of control imagination.” ― AULIQ ICE

31. “By all means, take your emotions along for the ride, but make sure you are driving the car.” ― Dondi Scumaci

32. “Control thought-forms are the basis of our deepest moral crisis.” ― Bryant McGill

33. “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” ― Jack Welch

34. “Discernment is the son of good judgment and the father of self-control. When mixed with an already clear conscience, the ability to read the true motives of a critic keeps one’s conscience both clear and at ease.” ― Criss Jami

35. “Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

36. “Dominate the market with your products of self-control; no matter how many temptations produced by the devil, you will still overcome with profits of excellence!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

37. “Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” ― Benjamin Franklin

38. “Emotional content without self-control burns the soul. Self-control without emotional content is yet untested.” ― Toba Beta

39. “Even if the body wants, so long as your character is strong, you’ll never go astray.” ― Abhijit Naskar

40. “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.” ― Dale Carnegie

41. “Everything dictated silence and self-control but I couldn’t restrain myself and spoke my mind.” ― Philip Roth

42. “Great men have great discipline.” ― Habeeb Akande

43. “How to get rid of ego as a dictator and turn it into messenger and servant and scout, to be in your service, is the trick.” ― Joseph Campbell

44. “I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny, but our fate is sealed.” ― Paulo Coelho

45. “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” ― Robert E. Lee

46. “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” ― Mario Andretti

47. “If he makes himself as good as he tells others to be, then he in truth can teach others. Difficult indeed is self-control.” ― Anonymous

48. “If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by the body, a slave.” ― Cato The Elder

49. “If you can’t manage yourself, you can’t manage your time. Discipline and self-control are what get you on track to execute your plans by managing your time effectively!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

50. “If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world” ― Paulo Coelho

51. “If you do not acquire good training in detachment, you may attach to all the wrong things.” ― Richard Rohr

52. “If you have ever successfully resisted getting angry, then you know what it is like to resist a demon.” ― Alexei Maxim Russell

53. “If you manage yourself, you control the flow of your time to the right direction. It takes self-discipline to be at the center of control for your own time.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

54. “Keep your problems to yourself, if its too much for you, kill it slowly till it disappears from your life.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

55. “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” ― Denis Waitley

56. “Love only serves and does not calculate. Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free.” ― Bryant McGill

57. “Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.” ― Groucho Marx

58. “Most people think sensuality is about self-indulgence, it’s actually more about self-regulation.” ― Lebo Grand

59. “No matter how much energy you’ve expanded to fetter your true color, it leaks out eventually—usually during unpleasant moments” ― Said Hasyim

60. “No matter the situation don’t let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” ― Turcois Ominek

61. “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” ― Vladimir Lenin

62. “One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free.” ― Jack Henry Abbott

63. “Only you can control your future.” ― Dr. Seuss

64. “Our goal is more modest: We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” ― Warren Buffett

65. “Our work activities are perhaps most interesting when the element of competition is present.” ― Ralph Alfred Habas

66. “People who know how to keep their mouths shut are rare.” ― Dudjom Rinpoche

67. “Self-control builds true self-confidence and self-esteem. Work on that and the rest will follow.” ― Charles F Glassman

68. “Self-control is a divided battle in one body. The “self” produces desires that “you” must battle with and kick-off. Two wrestlers in one body. Just imagine. It’s difficult, though rewarding!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

69. “Self-control is a key factor in achieving success. We can’t control everything in life, but we can definitely control ourselves.” ― Jan Mckingley Hilado

70. “Self-control might be as passionate and as active as the surrender to passion…” ― William Somerset Maugham

71. “Showing a lack of self-control is in the same vein granting authority to others: ‘Perhaps I need someone else to control me.” ― Criss Jami

72. “Some models of self-control are able to achieve their serenity easily because the soul fires never burn brightly, to begin with.” ― Joseph Ellis

73. “Sometimes it is best to hold your tongue and walk away so bitterness will not depart from your lips and defile you.” ― VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis

74. “Sometimes you just have to know when the battle you’re fighting is one best walked away from, than fought to the cold, bitter end.” ― A.J. Darkholme

75. “Strict exercise of self-control is an essential feature of the Christian’s life.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

76. “Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.” ― Warren Bennis

77. “The battle for self-control over an intense undesired habit consists of an endless series of skirmishes, in which our urges and our better angels clash several times each day.” ― Matthew D. Lieberman

78. “The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

79. “The first person you have to conquer is you. This is because when at last you win over million people, the first person to bring you down could be you. Discipline yourself!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

80. “The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.” ― Rumi

81. “The is a secret for greater self-control, the science points to one thing: the power of paying attention.” ― Kelly McGonigal

82. “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.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

83. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” ― Amelia Earhart

84. “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” ― Chris Pine

85. “The only way to get what you ultimately want is to deny yourself short-term pleasures that interfere with your goal.” ― Dennis Prager

86. “There is no greater contentment than the feeling of victory over your own savagery.” ― Abhijit Naskar

87. “Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.” ― William Blake

88. “Time flies fast, but it’s good you are the pilot. Just control your time well away from hijackers. Save time profitably; Spend time productively!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

89. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” ― John C. Maxwell

90. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

91. “Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.” ― Elie Wiesel

92. “We must always try to be polite to the other person even if they have upset us. Politeness is the grease that keeps the gears of all relationships turning.” ― Zachariah Renfro

93. “We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world.” ― Hark Herald Sarmiento

94. “When one has control over themselves, they are fully equipped to help others and face all the realms of life.” ― Jessica Marie Baumgartner

95. “When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free.” ― Bryant McGill

96. “When you feel a weak moment coming on, the key is self-control.” ― Auliq Ice

97. “Without self-discipline, your streams of grace become a flood of disgrace. Never let indiscipline weigh you down for critics to pick mockeries on.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

98. “You are in control of your life when you refuse to be provoked.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

99. “You can control yourself if you really want to. I’ll tell you how I know you can control yourself. If you were in a full-fledged emotional temper tantrum in your house and I knocked on your front door….. Come on! Let me tell you what, you would get control of yourself, and it would only take a few seconds.” ― Joyce Meyer

100. “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ― Brian Tracy

101. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius

102. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ― Maya Angelou

103. “You must learn to control your dreams or your dreams will forever control you.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

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