Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.
Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields (1880-1946) American comedian and actor.
Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.
Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.