Quotations The Best Quotes About Abstinence  

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A list of the best abstinence quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous abstinence quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic abstinence quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational abstinence quotes from that same writer.

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

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

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Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity. Natalie Clifford Barney

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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. William Temple

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Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Augustine of Hippo

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

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

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

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