Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.
Do not deprive someone of his livelihood. This is a sinful tendency.
If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort.
Modes are infinite, and laws are infinite.
By sincerity, a man gains physical, mental and linguistic straightforwardness, and harmonious tendency; that is, congruence of speech and action.
Eating constitutes the greatest obstacle to self-control; it gives rise to indolence.