• WordNet 3.6
    • n self-control the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    • n self-control the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-control Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-control Self-command; self-restraint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-control control or restraint exercised over one's self: self-command
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.”
  • Grenville Kleiser
    Grenville Kleiser
    “By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.”
  • Robert Burns
    “Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.”
  • Bible
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. [Galatians 5:23, 24]”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.


In literature:

He had always felt that he was a man of deep emotion for all his self-control.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Self-control is very often mistaken superficially for cold-bloodedness, just as heartiness is mistaken for big-heartedness.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
Self-control was another of his eminent qualities.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Once more his bearing was the very essence of perfect poise and self-control.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
The youngest children would sometimes show the most extraordinary self-control.
"Continental Monthly , Vol I, Issue I, January 1862" by Various
Self-Control, Ability, Dignity, and Independence find seats at all.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Not once did the dark eyes falter or turn from the enemy's, and Stephen could not help admiring the Arab's splendid self-control.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Even the most cool-headed lost his self-control in this terrible emergency.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
But where action was possible she was always self-controlled, and she turned to him quietly as they seated themselves.
"The Fruit of the Tree" by Edith Wharton
In addition to that, they are frequently very patient, self-controlled and fearless.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
He was obliged to be silent for an instant, in defence of his self-control.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Consequently, the baron learned to exercise great self-control in his presence.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Outwardly he had regained his self-control.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Without the slightest warning, she had lost the last shred of her self-control.
"The Winning Clue" by James Hay, Jr.
Self-control and self-denial had been needed in the protracted wars with France.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
At this age we pass from a regime of obedience to one of self-control, from an ethics of authority to one of individualism.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
All you want is self-control and a little education.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
What sublime self-control for a quick-tempered man!
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Even the most cool-headed lost his self control in this terrible emergency.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
No Subject on which American Women need more Wisdom, Patience, Principle, and Self-control.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher

In poetry:

"Be not like a stream that brawls
Loud with shallow waterfalls,
But in quiet self-control
Link together soul and soul."
"Songo River. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Forever, flint-like, set thy face
Against the loss of self-control;
Compel the world to keep its place;
Be thou the captain of thy soul!
"Autonomy" by John Lawson Stoddard
As one long struggling to be free,
O suffering isle! we look to thee
In sympathy and deep desire
That thy fair borders yet shall hold
A people happy, self-controlled,
Saved and exalted--as by fire.
"Cuba" by Hattie Howard
O Fabius of a wider world!
Master of Fate through self-control
And utter stainlessness of soul!
And when war's weary sign was furl'd,
Prompt with both hands to welcome in
The white-wing'd Peace he warr'd to win!
"Mount Vernon" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Who says thy day is o'er? Control,
My heart, that bitter first emotion;
While men shall reverence the steadfast soul,
The heart in silent self-devotion
Breaking, the mild, heroic mien,
Thou'lt need no prop of marble, Lamartine.
"To Lamartine" by James Russell Lowell
There's not a star the heaven can show,
There's not a cottage-hearth below,
But feeds with solace kind the willing soul -
Men love us, or they need our love;
Freely they own, or heedless prove
The curse of lawless hearts, the joy of self-control.
"Seventh Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

Children's self-control may help keep them thin.
Children who show self-control in the face of temptation may be less likely to have weight problems as adults.
Self control should be worked on daily.
Religion helps with self-control .
How are you talking to parents about the importance of what you do and enabling children to learn and manage self-control .
Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control .
Having Religous Thoughts Helps with Self-Control .
Having religious thoughts gives people more self-control when they're doing unrelated tasks later on, according to a recent study.
What's the ONE Big Secret to Self-Control .
What Can Your Dog Tell You About Your Self-Control .
Towns in rebel-controlled Syria experiment with self-government .
The device allows users to regain complete control of the flex and extension movements of an artificial finger in a self-contained device.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is " spiraling out of control" in the wake of her mother Whitney Houston 's death and her family is terrified about the self destructive track she's on.
To form new, complex molecular structures, chemists use atoms with directional bonds, which are necessary to control self- assembly and maintain structural integrity.
Centreforce Releases Apple- Compatible Mobile App for Self-Storage Access Control.

In science:

One consequence of this self-controlled formation of the sink BHs is that they are not allowed to accrete gas when the Jeans criterion is violated.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
For FoM > 250 we are not in the self-calibration regime anymore and to achieve FoMs this high zero-point uncertainties must be tightly controlled (σZ / 0.01 mag).
Reducing Zero-point Systematics in Dark Energy Supernova Experiments
For FoM ' 250 and NSN ≤ 2000 we are not in the self-calibration regime anymore and the contours are almost flat: a tighter control of zero-point uncertainties is necessary to achieve higher FoMs.
Reducing Zero-point Systematics in Dark Energy Supernova Experiments
Helbing, Self-control of traffic ligh ts and vehicle flows in urban road networks.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
Self-stabilizing systems in spite of distributed control.
Universal adaptive self-stabilizing traversal scheme: random walk and reloading wave
Rachid Hadid and Vincent Villain. A new efficient tool for the design of self-stabilizing l-exclusion algorithms: The controller.
Universal adaptive self-stabilizing traversal scheme: random walk and reloading wave
Self-assembly through the interplay In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ06 between control and mechanical systems.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
We also need some control on the self-intersections of the tra jectories of the process X .
Aging of asymmetric dynamics on the random energy model
Also, dynamic event generators could be used to derive new algorithms for self-triggered control systems [WL09, AT10].
Dynamic Event Generators for Event-Triggered Control Systems
To sample or not to sample: self-triggered control for nonlinear systems.
Dynamic Event Generators for Event-Triggered Control Systems
An introduction to event-triggered and self-triggered control.
Dynamic Event Generators for Event-Triggered Control Systems
Next generation instruments will be protected by automatic, self controlled enclosures.
The All Sky Automated Survey
During the last years the self-made DELTA control system has been replaced by EPICS.
The Evolution of the DELTA Control System
Walleczek J (Ed.): Self-Organized Biological Dynamics and Nonlinear Control.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Using that we have control of the whole space of self-equivalences of B CX (ν )1 by Theorem 1.5 and induction, one sees that this map is equivariant with respect to the component group and hence extends uniquely to the whole centralizer B CX (ν ).
The classification of 2-compact groups (talk summary)