Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
A fast word about oral contraception. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said 'no'.
With renunciation life begins.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.