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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.