He grew up among enemies, and became artful, suspicious and self-controlled, concealing his feeling behind the mask of an immobile, almost repulsive, coldness.
Aristippus, both in theory and in practice, insisted that true pleasure belongs only to him who is self-controlled and master of himself.
local societies, affiliated but self-controlled, with subsidiary branches and associations (these last being often managed by women).
President McKinley showed himself singularly patient and self-controlled in the midst of the popular excitement against Spain and the clamour for intervention by the United States in behalf of the Cubans; but finally, on the 23rd of March, he presented an ultimatum to the Spanish government, and on the 25th of April, on his recommendation, Congress declared war upon Spain.
His style of eloquence was direct and brilliant, but eminently self-controlled.
Preschoolers with authoritative parents are curious about new experiences, focused and skilled at play, self-reliant, self-controlled, and cheerful.
Popular and socially competent children are able to consider the perspectives of others, can sustain their attention to the play task, and are able to remain self-controlled in situations involving conflict.
The sexuality of a Virgo is easily misinterpreted within the frame of this sign's self-controlled nature.
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