"We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win."
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"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still."
"Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint."
"He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself."
"He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king"
"He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures."
"O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant."
"I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor."
"Govern thyself then you will be able to govern the world."
"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves."
"The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing."
"Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality."
"Self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end."
"Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back."
"It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient."
"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."
"No one has ever learned fully to know themselves."
"The self is only that which it is in the process of becoming."
"I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
"If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes."
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