3 - Controlling lust

I’m quoting from the book of Maccabees.
4 Maccabees 2

1 And why is it amazing that the desires of the mind for the enjoyment of beauty are rendered powerless? 2 It is for this reason, certainly, that the temperate Joseph is praised, because by mental effort he overcame sexual desire. 3 For when he was young and in his prime for intercourse, by his reason he nullified the frenzy of the passions. 4 Not only is reason proved to rule over the frenzied urge of sexual desire, but also over every desire. 5 Thus the law says, "You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or anything that is your neighbor’s." 6 In fact, since the law has told us not to covet, I could prove to you all the more that reason is able to control desires.