Origin of self-control
Examples from the Web for self-control
Experts suggest that we need to think of self-control as a “muscle”; something we can train in order to increase our willpower.
The type of self-control needed for dieting is very different from that needed for exercising.
At some point, we become depleted—the self-control “muscle” is tired and we can no longer resist.
In turn, the self-control muscle is allowed to recover in preparation for the next day.
To start a diet, you “simply” need to use some self-control and have a lighter breakfast.
The insolent familiarity of the language was too much for her self-control.The Woman in White|Wilkie Collins
In spite of her experience and her self-control, she felt her face flushing under his searching gaze.The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land|Ralph Connor
Lady Hamilton may have had the self-control of an actress, but clearly not the reticence of a well-bred woman.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Forbearance and self-control smooth the road of life, and open many ways which would otherwise remain closed.Character|Samuel Smiles
Now she remembered her self-control during Robin's illness, and resolutely she banished her anxiety.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens