Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
— George Bernard Shaw

Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
Theodore Parker selfdenial quote

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

Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
— Lord Chesterfield

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
— selfdenial quotation by Honore de Balzac