Complementary virtues

Temperance is often linked to self control. Aristotle drew the distinction this way: a temperate person is not tempted by the wrong things in the first place; someone with self-control has such temptations but is able to resist them.

Contrasting vices

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it

Self-indulgence is a coping strategy for dealing with stress. If you over-rely on it, you may want to strengthen some of the other coping strategies.

Notes and links

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Inspirational quotes