quote by Seneca the Younger

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

— Seneca the Younger

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Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.

The emancipation of women from intemperance, injustice, prejudice, and bigotry.

see Edgar Y. Harburg, We Gotta be Free

Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason.

Strictures, reproaches, and intemperate speeches from the Senator of Louisiana are really the wailings of an apostle of despair; he has lost control of himself, he is trying to play billiards with elliptical billiard balls and a spiral cue.

A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile health with intemperance.

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.

It is not fitting that the evil produced by men should be imputed to things;

let those bear the blame who make an ill use of things in themselves good.

We shall one day learn to supersede politics by education.

What we call our root-and-branch reforms of slavery, war, gambling, intemperance, is only medicating the symptoms. We must begin higher up, namely, in education.

If the bones of all those who have fallen as a prey to intemperance could be piled up it would make a vast pyramid. Who will gird himself for the journey and try with me to scale this mountain of the dead--going up miles high on human carcasses to find still other peaks far above, mountain above mountain, white with the bones of drunkards.

Since the creation of the world there has been no tyrant like Intemperance, and no slaves so cruelly treated as his.

Intemperance is a dangerous companion.

It throws many people off their guard, betrays them to a great many indecencies, to ruinous passions, to disadvantages in fortune; makes them discover secrets, drive foolish bargains, engage in play, and often to stagger from the tavern to the stews.

A drunkard clasp his teeth and not undo 'em, To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em.

In what pagan nation was Moloch ever propitiated by such an unbroken and swift-moving procession of victims as are offered to this Moloch of Christendom, intemperance.

Every apartment devoted to the circulation of the glass, may be regarded as a temple set apart for the performance of human sacrifices. And they ought to be fitted up like the ancient temples in Egypt, in a manner to show the real atrocity of the superstition that is carried on within their walls.

A sensual and intemperate youth hands over a worn-out body to old age.

[Lat., Libidinosa etenim et intemperans adolescentiam effoetum corpus tradit senectuti.]

What does drunkenness accomplish? It discloses secrets, it ratifies hopes, and urges even the unarmed to battle.

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as does intemperate anger.

It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance. But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number.

...the intemperately wrathful man is less obnoxious than the intemperately lustful one, while the immoderate pleasure-seeker, intent on dissimulation and camouflage, is unable to give or take a straight look in the eye.

Intemperance is a hydra with a hundred heads.

She never stalks abroad unaccompanied with impurity, anger, and the most infamous profligacies.

Poverty is dishonorable, not in itself, but when it is a proof of laziness, intemperance, luxury, and carelessness; whereas in a person that is temperate, industrious, just and valiant, and who uses all his virtues for the public good, it shows a great and lofty mind.

Wise men mingle mirth with their cares, as a help either to forget or overcome them; but to resort to intoxication for the ease of one's mind is to cure melancholy by madness.

False hope can lead to intemperate choices and flawed decision making.

True hope takes into account the real threats that exist and seeks to navigate the best path around them.

Children are overbearing, supercilious, passionate, envious, inquisitive, egotistical, idle, fickle, timid, intemperate, liars, and dissemblers; they laugh and weep easily, are excessive in their joys and sorrows, and that about the most trifling objects; they bear no pain, but like to inflict it on others; already they are men.

Intemperance is naturally punished with diseases;

rashness, with mischance; injustice; with violence of enemies; pride, with ruin; cowardice, with oppression; and rebellion, with slaughter.

The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity. What one of us but can call to mind some relative more promising in youth than all his fellows, who has fallen a sacrifice to his rapacity?

Most illnesses do not, as is generally thought, come like a bolt out of the blue. The ground is prepared for years through faulty diet, intemperance, overwork, and moral conflicts, slowly eroding the subject's vitality.

Greatness of any kind has no greater foe than a habit of drinking.

Those men who destroy a healthful constitution of body by intemperance as manifestly kill themselves as those who hang or poison or drown themselves.

Sinners, hear and consider, if you wilfully condemn your souls to bestiality, God will condemn them to perpetual misery.

Intemperance weaves the winding-sheet of souls.

A youth of sensuality and intemperance delivers over to old age a worn-out body.

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