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Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character. (Quote by - Calvin Coolidge)

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom. (Quote by - Myrtle Reed)

Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling that desire. (Quote by - Epictetus)

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

Next to entertaining or impressive talk, a thoroughgoing silence manages to intrigue most people. (Quote by - Florence Hurst Harriman)

It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are-not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within-that you can begin to take control. (Quote by - Oprah Winfrey)

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. (Quote by - Ouida)

A little of what you fancy does you good. (Quote by - Marie Lloyd)

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. (Quote by - Charles Kingsley)

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. (Quote by - Hannah Moore)

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. (Quote by - George Eliot)

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. (Quote by - Bruno Bettelheim)

I know too well the poison and the sting Of things too sweet. (Quote by - Adelaide Proctor)

Waiting is one of the great arts. (Quote by - Margery Allingham)

Gammy used to say, "Too much scrubbing takes the life right out of things." (Quote by - Betty MacDonald)

The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world. (Quote by - Marie de France)

There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment- and surprise. (Quote by - Christine Downing)

Violence of the tongue is very real- sharper than any knife. (Quote by - Mother Teresa)

You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you! (Quote by - Isadora Duncan)

Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought. (Quote by - Margaret Oliphant)

Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business. (Quote by - Clara Barton)

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it. (Quote by - Ida Tarbell)

What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline. (Quote by - H. P. Liddon)


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