Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked...
The pro-growth policies and spending restraint of Conservatives work.
We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might.
I do not see any beauty in self-restraint.
Until we lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.
I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint.
Just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you need to - restraint is something I admire. At the end of the day, it is still a battle between good vs. crap.
Discipline enables you to think first and act second.
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.
Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root.
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.
Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants.
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character.
Restraint never ruins one's health.
To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
Things aren't right. If a burglar breaks into your home and you shoot him, he can sue you. For what, restraint of trade?
I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
There is always a limit to self-indulgence, but none to self-restraint.
Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.
And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
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