The Talmudic Sages ask: "Who is the wise man?"
The answer: "One who sees (i.e., thinks about) the outcome of his actions."
Keep asking yourself, "What is the goal of my present behavior?" and "What are the potential harmful consequences?" These two questions will enable you to have greater control over your behavior.
(Talmud - Tamid 32a; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.258)
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