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Teetotaler, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally. (QuotesAmbrose Bierce)

The desire for sensual pleasures fades away if one abstains from sense enjoyment, but the craving [for sense enjoyment] remains. The craving also disappears from the one who has seen [or known] the Supreme. (Quote by - Bhagavad Gita)

If the large power voluntarily abstains from using its full power or feels the strategic situation to be such that it cannot do so, it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power. (Quote by - Elliot Richardson)

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

I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i.e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one. (Quote by - Feuerbach, Ludwig)

From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains. (Quote by - Francois Rabelais)

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. (Quote by - George Eliot)

Economics is a theoretical science and as such abstains from any judgement of value. It is not its task to tell people what ends they should aim at. It is a science of the means to be applied for attainment of ends chosen, not, to be sure, a science of the choosing of ends. Ultimate decisions, the valuations and the choosing of ends, are beyond the scope of any science. Science never tells a man how he should act; it merely shows how a man must act if he wants to attain definite ends. (QuotesMises, Ludwig Von)


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