Abstinence Quotes

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

St. Augustine

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.

Samuel Johnson

Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.

Samuel Butler

Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.

Frances E. Willard

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.

William Temple

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.

Giacomo Casanova

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.

Jessica Simpson

Abstinence is the surety of temperance.

Plato

Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

Samuel Johnson

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

St. Augustine

Abstinence is many times very helpful to the end of religion.

John Tillotson

Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.

Bishop Robert South

Abstinence is approved of God.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Abstinence is a perversion.

Bill Maher

Abstinence is easier than temperance

Seneca

Abstinence is the surety of temperance

Plato

If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

I didn't practice abstinence, I perfected it.

Dennis Wolfberg

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

Voltaire

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor

William Temple, Sr.

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.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Mankind has used two powerful weapons to destroy its own powers and enjoyment, wrong indulgence and wrong abstinence.

Sri Aurobindo

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.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

His Religion is not an easy one: with rigorous fasts, lavations, strict complex formulas, prayers five times a day, and abstinence from wine, it did not "succeed by being an easy religion." As if indeed any religion, or cause holding of religion, could succeed by that! It is a calumny on men to say that they are roused to heroic action by ease, hope of pleasure, recompense, sugar-plums of any kind, in this world or the next! In the meanest mortal there lies something nobler.

Thomas Carlyle

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