Perhaps he had congratulated himself for his self-restraint in avoiding real adultery, real manipulation of women.
This practice of self-restraint, called jishuku in Japanese, has become quite commonplace here in recent days.
Thus the tranquillity and self-restraint of Greek art yield to a passionate and trenchant realisation of the actual romance.
In no duty towards others is there more need of reticence and self-restraint.
Not that he was by any means calm himself, but he was feeling early the need for self-restraint.
Only by the exercise of a self-restraint which at first seems brutal can life be endured there.
The self-restraint which withheld him from protesting that he did, confirmed it.
And yet I could not help wondering at his natural temperance and self-restraint and manliness.
It has taught you qualities of self-restraint and discipline, and it has given you a sound body.
Mary was proud of him, proud of his courage and self-restraint.