Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
Grenville Kleiser selfcontrol quote

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
— Bruno Bettelheim

Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.
— selfcontrol quotation by Robert Burns