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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A fast word about oral contraception. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said 'no'. Woody Allen

With renunciation life begins. Amelia E. Barr

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

Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted. Thomas Jefferson

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity. Natalie Clifford Barney

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

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

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine of Hippo

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