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Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
(Proverbs 10:12) ESV 

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
(Proverbs 14:29) ESV 

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
(Proverbs 15:1) ESV 

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
(Proverbs 16:32) ESV 

You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
(Matthew 5:38,39) ESV 

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
(Romans 12:17-21) ESV 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
(1 Corinthians 10:13) ESV 

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
(1 Corinthians 15:58) ESV 

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
(Ephesians 4:26) ESV 

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
(Ephesians 4:32) ESV 

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
(Ephesians 5:18) ESV 

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices ...
(Colossians 3:5-10) ESV 

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
(James 1:19,20) ESV 

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.
(James 1:26) ESV 

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

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.
--Charles Kingsley – English Clergyman 1819-1875

Buddha's teaching are very simple, you don't have to break your head to understand the message. The part that I like the most from Buddha's teachings and from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, is that the most powerful weapon is to not attack, to be able to have self-control.
--Ricky Martin – American Musician Born 1971

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
--Grenville Kleiser – American Author 1868-1953

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
--Calvin Coolidge – American President 1872-1933

It's okay to be a fat man. It's prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
--Camryn Manheim – American Actress Born 1961

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 – Italian Writer 1903-1990

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
--Alfred Lord Tennyson – English Poet 1809-1892

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
--Buddha - Leader 563 BC – 483 BC

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.
--Mark Twain – American Author 1835-1910

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
--Mohandas Gandhi – Indian Leader 1869-1948

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
--Martin Luther King, Jr. – American Leader 1929-1968

I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.
--Steve Jobs – American Businessman 1955-2011

It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.
--Wayne Dyer – American Psychologist Born 1940

You know, one of the things I think you understand as president is you're held responsible for everything, but you don't always have control of everything, right?
--Barack Obama – American President Born 1961

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
--Wayne Dyer – American Psychologist Born 1940

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
--Groucho Marx – American Comedian 1895-1977

A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
--George Orwell – British Author 1903-1950

What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.
--Thomas A. Edison – American Inventor 1847-1931

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.
--Epictetus – Greek Philosopher 55-135

Control your own destiny or someone else will.
--Jack Welch – American Businessman Born 19356

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Self Control and the Bible

Paul thought that self-control was important and so he wrote a lot of advice about it. This can be seen in a letter he wrote to Titus. He stated that the elders must be self-controlled. Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. Titus 1:7,8 NIV

He told Titus to teach self-control to the older men. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Titus 2:2 NIV

The older women were to teach self-control to the younger women. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5 

The young men were also encouraged to have self-control. Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. Titus 2:6

So from these writings of Paul we can see that everybody needs to learn to be self-controlled. Paul made this such a big point because he knew that self-control does not come naturally. 

Self-control is a challenge to everybody. Each person has some area in thought or action where they find self-control difficult. However, if we don’t exercise self-control then it can lead to sin (disobedience to God). Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 All of these sins listed in these verses come about because of poor self-control. 

Self-mastery is the greatest of all victories. Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 NIV 

Men who have subdued entire kingdoms have been defeated in the efforts to control themselves! For example, lack of self-control of a bad temper can be evidence of pride and impatience. There are many examples of those who did control their temper. David stayed calm when he was cursed. Nehemiah also showed that he could control his spirit even when the enemy sneered at him and attempted to destroy him. 

Any good achievements we have had now or in the past may be overshadowed by us sinning because of lack of self-control. Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28 NIV Just as a city with broken down walls could be easily conquered at the time of Hezekiah, so a man who has no control over his spirit (or emotions) is easily conquered.  

God encourages each one of us to exercise self-control in all things we do. It is so important that it is one of seven fruits of the spirit: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV 

Let us all develop the characteristic of self-control. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 1 Peter 1:5,6  NIV5


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Definition of Control

1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct.

2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate: controlled trading on the stock market; controls the flow of water.

3. To hold in restraint; check: struggled to control my temper.

4. To reduce or prevent the spread of: control insects; controlled the fire by dousing it with water.

5. a. To verify or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard.

b. To verify (an account, for example) by using a duplicate register for comparison.4     


Definition of Self Control

the ability to exercise restraint or control over one's feelings, emotions, reactions, etc.4     




References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  The Free Dictionary -
Self-control -
6.  Brainy Quote -


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