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To abstain that we may enjoy is the epicurianism of reason. (Quote by - Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

You shall abstain, shall abstain. That is the eternal song. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The leader should abstain from evil tendencies because they would be showing bad precedence to their followers-which is more harmful. . (Quote by - Yajur Veda)

Though a man cannot abstain from being weak, he may from being vicious. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Do not abstain from sowing for fear of the pigeons. (Quote by - Proverb)

All philosophy lies in two words,"sustain" and "abstain. (Quote by - Epictetus)

So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and a fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated. (Quote by - Epictetus)

When you doubt, abstain. (Quote by - Zoroaster)

In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will. (Quote by - Boris Pasternak)

What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian. (Quote by - John Milton)

There are many unresolved issues, but rates could have been substantially increased today depending on what the federal court did, and so the fact that the court abstained from entering an order that the plaintiffs requested is good for rate payers. (Quote by - Bill Lockyer)

If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ...its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling -- killing. (Quote by - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy)

To abstain from sin when a man cannot sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. (Quote by - Jeremy Taylor)

He played the good ole' boy role and didn't go against them although he was already outvoted. He has the last seat. They had already outvoted him four to one but he still abstained. (Quote by - Cynthia Maddox)

A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

It is not upon thee to finish the work; neither art thou free to abstain from it. (Quote by - The Talmud)

I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself (Quote by - Niccolo Machiavelli)

To be perpetually longing and impatiently desirous of anything, so that a man cannot abstain from it, is to lose a man's liberty, and to become a servant of meat and drink, or smoke. (Quote by - Jeremy Taylor)

It is easier to abstain than to restrain. (Quote by - Proverb)

All that a good government aims at is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities. (Quote by - James Fenimore Cooper)

Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire. (Quote by - Aristotle)

Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

RUM, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Of the 3,500 signatures we gave to them, most of them are in his district. If he was really for his people he would've said 'no' instead of abstaining. (Quote by - Cynthia Maddox)


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