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.


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

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