Abstinence Quotes

Most popular abstinence quotes

Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.

temptation

Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.
Against diseases here the strongest fence
Is the defensive virtue, abstinence.
Abstainer, n.  A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Refrain tonight,
And that shall lend a kind of easiness
To the next abstinence; the next more easy.
The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature.

proverbs evil passion

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires is like cutting off our feet when we want [i.e., lack] shoes.