The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Abstinence is the surety of temperance.
Abstinence for me is about romance. It has nothing to do with my relationship with God. Itís definitely a bonus in that department, but itís nothing
spiritual. Itís about giving something special to that person youíre going to spend the rest of your life with.
Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
I didn't practice abstinence, I perfected it.
If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.
Abstinence is the surety of temperance
Abstinence is easier than temperance
Abstinence is a perversion.
Abstinence is approved of God.
Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.
Abstinence is many times very helpful to the end of religion.
I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.
Inability is a disaster; patience is bravery; abstinence is a treasure, self-restraint is a shield; and the best companion is submission to Divine Will.
Mankind has used two powerful weapons to destroy its own powers and enjoyment, wrong indulgence and wrong abstinence.
No wealth is more useful than intelligence and wisdom; no solitude is more horrible than when people avoid you on account of your vanity and conceit or when you wrongly consider yourself above everybody to confide and consult; no eminence is more exalting than piety; no companion can prove more useful than politeness; no heritage is better than culture; no leader is superior to Divine Guidance; no deal is more profitable than good deeds; no profit is greater than Divine Reward; no abstinence is better than to restrain one's mind from doubts (about religion); no virtue is better than refraining from prohibited deeds; no knowledge is superior to deep thinking and prudence; no worship or prayers are more sacred than fulfillment of obligations and duties, no religious faith is loftier than feeling ashamed of doing wrong and bearing calamities patiently; no eminence is greater than to adopt humbleness; no exaltation is superior to knowledge; nothing is more respectable than forgiveness and forbear- ance; no support and defense are stronger than consultation.