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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Abstinence (13 Quotations)

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Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
~ St. Augustine

 

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Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
~ Natalie Clifford Barney

 

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With renunciation life begins.
~ Amelia E. Barr

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
~ George Eliot

 

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All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
~ Epictetus

 

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Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
~ W. C. Fields

 

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Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
~ Horace Greeley

 

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Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
~ William Penn

 

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

 

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Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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