Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
354-430 Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo Theologian
Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
Barney, Natalie Clifford
1876-1972 American-born French Author
With renunciation life begins.
Barr, Amelia E.
1831-1919 Anglo-American Novelist
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
1842-1914 American Author Editor Journalist The Devil’s Dictionary
The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.
1897-1980 American Religious Leader
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature .
1812-1870 British Novelist
Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
1819-1880 British Novelist
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
50-120 Stoic Philosopher
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
Fields, W. C.
1879-1946 American Actor
Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
1811-1872 American Newspaper Editor
Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
1644-1718 British Religious Leader Founder of Pennsylvania
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
Temple, Sir William
1628-1699 British Diplomat Essayist
Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
1856-1900 British Author Wit