self-conquest

See: discipline
References in classic literature ?
No, Maggie, you have wrong ideas of self-conquest, as I've often told you.
And from no one do I want beauty so much as from thee, thou powerful one: let thy goodness be thy last self-conquest.
She could neither wonder nor condemn, but the belief of his self-conquest brought nothing to her consolatory to her bosom, afforded no palliation of her distress.
I was interested more by its moral atmosphere, that tension of falsehood, of desperate acting, which tainted the pure sea-atmosphere into which the magnanimous Anthony had carried off his conquest and--well--his self-conquest too, trying to act at the same time like a beast of prey, a pure spirit and the "most generous of men.
But whereas Montaigne put the emphasis on self-understanding, Johnson put the emphasis on self-conquest.
Again, taking off from a Saavedra Fajardo passage, and again following his usual procedure, the author traces rather chaotically the history of the concepts of self-knowledge and self-conquest in Plato, in St.
It said: "Inspired by your passion for freedom and right, may we and the women who come after us be ever ready to follow your example of self-forgetfulness and self-conquest, ever ready to obey the call of duty and to answer the appeal of the oppressed.
To Peace Word that trembles with the glory Of self-conquest, mend, control.
Adapted from the short story "It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas" by Mexican writer Elena Garro, Dual Life depicts "personal conquest and self-conquest," says Fortunato, who spent three years and $250,000 cobbling together the piece (which eventually received a 1992 developmental grant from the National Endowment for the Arts).