"We say of a man who has no self-control," He is ruled by his passions;" they govern him, not he them. Centuries ago an Arab wrote, "Passion is a tyrant which slays those whom it governs."
It is like fire, which, once thoroughly kindled, can scarcely be quenched; or like the torrent, which, when it is swollen, can no longer be restrained with its banks. Call not him a prisoner who has been put in fetters by his enemy, but rather him whose own passions overpowered him to destruction." J. Johnson.