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54 Abstinence Sayings

Short Abstinence Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing abstinence sayings.

Abstinence Sayings

 

“It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best, but mastery over them without being worsted.” —Aristippus

 

“Against diseases here the strongest fence is the defensive vertue, Abstinence.” —Robert Herrick

 

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

 

“Refined himself to soul, to curb the sense And made almost a sin of abstinence.” —John Dryden

 

“Life is the great indulgence – death the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life here and now!” —Anton Szandor LaVey

 

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

 

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

 

“The reward for total abstinence from alcohol seems, illogically enough, to be the capacity for becoming intoxicated without it.” —Rebecca West

 

“It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.” —Michael Bassey Johnson

 

“Abstinence is a window of clarity through which one can better find one’s work and one’s mate.” —Lance Morrow

 

“When you’re dating, abstinence is a greater expression of love than making love, because you’re doing what’s best for your beloved, not just what feels good in the moment.” —Jason Evert

 

“Too often the message ends at abstinence and students are denied the information they need when they do become sexually active.” —David Landry

 

“To set the mind above the appetites is the end of abstinence, which if not a virtue, is the groundwork of a virtue.” —Samuel Johnson

 

“Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from any thyng which he may lawfully take.” —T. Elyot, Governour

 

“Abstaining so as really to enjoy, is the epicurism, the very perfection, of reason.” —Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

“Abstinence from all injustice to other first-rate powers is a greater tower of strength than anything that can be gained by the sacrifice of permanent tranquillity for an apparent temporary advantage.” —Thucydides

 

“While one may lose much because of avarice, nothing was ever accomplished by abstinence.” —Isuna Hasekura

 

“The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and courage in adversity.” —Unknown

 

“To preach abstinence, I think, is absolutely not the right message to give to kids.” —Molly Ringwald

 

“We obviously endorse abstinence and postponement. But we’re not exclusive to that. We incorporate a comprehensive program as well.” —Dave Nichols

Short Abstinence Sayings

 

“Abstinence is the surety of temperance.” —Plato

 

“Abstinence is a perversion.” —Bill Maher

 

“Abstinence is what we list first.” —Jack Ellis

 

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

 

“Love is the only thing that changes abstinence from a prison into pleasure.” —jihad eltabey

 

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

 

“Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.” —Saint Augustine

 

“Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.” —Ali Ibn Abi Talib

 

“Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.” —Horace

 

“Abstinence is approved of God.” —Geoffrey Chaucer

 

“The fact is, there’s no such thing as “The Age of Abstinence.” —Lizz Winstead

 

“Abstinence is many times very helpful to the end of religion.” —John Tillotson

 

“Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.” —George Eliot

 

“Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.” —Voltaire

 

“I think it’s great to promote things other than abstinence.” —Jessie Miller

 

“What kind of favour is it to abstain from doing evil?” —Cicero

 

“Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.” —Robert South

 

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

 

“Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.” —Samuel Johnson

Funny Abstinence Sayings

 

“Condoms will break, but I can assure you that vows of abstinence will break more easily than condoms.” —Joycelyn Elders

 

“Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor good, but it will improve it.” —Mark Twain

 

“If you want to preserve your virginity, it’s about not wanting to belong to the human species.” —Catherine Breillat

 

“Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself.” —Mark Twain

Top Ten Abstinence Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten abstinence sayings selected by our team.

  1. “Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.” —Ali Ibn Abi Talib
  2. “The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.” —William Temple
  3. “Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself.” —Mark Twain
  4. “Abstinence is a window of clarity through which one can better find one’s work and one’s mate.” —Lance Morrow
  5. “Too often the message ends at abstinence and students are denied the information they need when they do become sexually active.” —David Landry
  6. “When you’re dating, abstinence is a greater expression of love than making love, because you’re doing what’s best for your beloved, not just what feels good in the moment.” —Jason Evert
  7. “I think it’s great to promote things other than abstinence.” —Jessie Miller
  8. “Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.” —Saint Augustine
  9. “It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best, but mastery over them without being worsted.” —Aristippus
  10. “Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor good, but it will improve it.” —Mark Twain

 

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