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No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

Self-command is the main discipline.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may mot be subdued by discipline.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.


No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.

Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.

When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.