Abstinence Quotes

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

William Temple

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

St. Augustine

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain

Epictetus

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

Samuel Johnson

Abstinence is the surety of temperance.

Plato

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.

Charles Dickens

Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.

Horace Greeley

I didn't practice abstinence, I perfected it.

Dennis Wolfberg

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

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Abstinence is the surety of temperance

Plato

Abstinence is easier than temperance

Seneca

Abstinence is a perversion.

Bill Maher

Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Ambrose Bierce

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.

Dorothy Day

Abstaining is favourable both to the head and the pocket.

Horace Greeley

Abstinence is approved of God.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.

Bishop Robert South

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

John Tillotson

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Epictetus

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Updated On : October 01, 2008
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