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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Self-Control
 
  The training of the feelings is a most important point in the management of girls, especially when much exposed, as they often are, to the subtle emotional influence of music. But most teachers are content to repress by discipline the external signs of temper and other passions, and then think that they have done enough. Human feelings, however, are highly elastic, and will be sure to re-assert their power when such pressure is removed, and when the events of life call them into activity. This is seldom the case during the first few years after leaving school, often the sunniest period of a girl’s existence. But, when this period is past, how many homes are embittered by fretfulness or jealousy, how many illnesses aggravated by peevishness or discontent, for want of knowing how to commence the difficult task of self-control!
Household Words.    
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  He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king.
John Milton.    
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