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George Loewenstein, Jon Elster - 1992 - 399 pages
|7 Self-Command: A New Discipline T.C. SCHELLING In a cocaine addiction |
center in Denver, patients are offered an opportunity to submit to extortion. They
may write a self- incriminating letter, preferably a letter confessing their drug
|Ralph Waldo Emerson, the famous 19th century transcendentalist philosopher, |
put it well: “Self-command is the main discipline.” Not surprisingly, the principles
of self-command are not typically taught in most consulting training courses.
|J ohn' P. Thomas, of South Carolina, has well and clearly said: _ i “ Military |
discipline, rightly understood, and rightly administered, ... Military discipline
embraces the idea of self-restraint, self-command and self-control, that 'prudent,
|con diffidence, shyness; self-distrust; doubt, uneasiness ant self-doubt self-|
confident adj syn CONFIDENT 1, assured, ... self-complacent, self-pleased, self-
satisfied, smug self-control n syn WILL 3, discipline, self-command, self=
|This is the work of self-discipline which lies before every man who through |
carelessness, self-indulgence or sin has lost in any degree the power of self-
command. His faculties have got out of control and wandered after their own
fancies ; they ...
|These tender recollections gave way in time to the hopes awakened by the |
prospect of Mr. Spencer's return home. ... The morning of each post-day opened
with fresh hopes, which were, by an effort of self-command, cherished with some
Sara D. Knapp - 2000 - 682 pages
|Consider also: self-command, self- control, self-discipline, self-government, self-|
mastery, self-restraint, willpower. See also Child discipline; Employee discipline;
Military discipline (punishment); Prison discipline; School discipline. Discipline ...
|Whether we are teachers, parents, or principals, we all want our children to be “|
self-governing” (self-disciplined). ... Synonyms for “self-control” are self-discipline,
self- command, self-restraint, self-mastery, self-government, will power, character
|... protested immutable confidence, and unbounded gratitude; but I was no longer |
the credulous child of self-conceit and ... for a moment, her self-command forsook
her so far that she turned her displeasure on a trifling occasion against me.
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