"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." ~Galatians 5:22-23
A Wise Woman Builds Her House has a short yet thought provoking post on the beauty of self control. I encourage you all to check it out. :)
"Not only is self control strong — it is also beautiful."
"...a spirit calm, strong, and unflustered, amid storms of feeling and all manner of disturbing emotions, is sublime in its beauty."