To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
— Saint Augustine

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

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

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

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