All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Once during Prohibition I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
The more a man denies himself, the more shall he obtain from God.
I can’t drink a little, therefore I never touch it. Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.
I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks.
The nearest to me are the abstinent, whoever they are, wherever they are.
If I don’t drive around the park, I’m pretty sure to make my mark. If I’m in bed each night by ten, I may get back my looks again. If I abstain from fun and such, I’ll probably amount to much; But I shall stay the way I am, Because I do not give a […]
The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others.