Self discipline

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Self-discipline is the ability to manage oneself and one's emotions by using reason to determine a best course of action that opposes one's desires.


  • Self-discipline is indispensable, if you want to master your character.
    • Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Simply Transcribed. Quotations from Writings by Fausto Cercignani, 2014, quote 49.
  • Self-discipline without talent can often achieve astounding results, whereas talent without self-discipline inevitably dooms itself to failure.
  • The middle gear of any man is self-discipline.

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