“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.“ Proverbs 25:28
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but give us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present ages, while we wait for the blessed hope - the appearing of the glory of our great God and saviour, Jesus Christ who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do do what is good.” Titus 2:11–14
“Fruit is always the miraculous, the created; it is never the result of willing, but always a growth. The fruit of the Spirit is a gift of God, and only He can produce it. They who bear it know as little about it as the tree knows of its fruit. They know only the power of Him on whom their life depends.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.” Eliezer Wiesel
“He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.” John Milton
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