At these times, the straps of restraint on tough talk and tough action are almost always loosened.
EXCLUSIVE: Afghan insurgents denounce 'fake' call for restraint during peace talks.
And that means recognizing that we are in just as much need of restraint.
restraint re·straint (rĭ-strānt')
An instrument or a means of restraint to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others, such as a straightjacket.
Control or repression of feelings; constraint.