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Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life

   Self-control, self-government, self-restraint, self-discipline. 
   They are basic to so much in life.  They are the foundation, the 
   prerequisite, for so much that is so important in life.  They 
   are basic to a life of prudence and wisdom.  They are basic to 
   right living; to Godly, virtuous living; to the practice of 
   Christianity.  They are critical in curbing bodily appetite and 
   natural inclination, coming into play in so many facets of 
   life.  Let us list some of the different facets where they 
   come into play:

     -  moderation and restraint in regard to the consumption of
          food or drink

     -  restraint and self-control in the spending of money  

     -  restraint in the use of the tongue

     -  restraint in regard to our emotions (e.g. command over
          anger, hatred, jealousy, etc.)

     -  regulation of our behavior towards others (in the form of 
          politeness, honesty, truthfulness, justness, etc.)

     -  sexual restraint

   Few things in life are as important as self-control, self-

   Jan 2005

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