Quotes by temperance
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British writer 1819-1875
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
English naturalist 1627-1705
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-1822
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
American writer 1901-1986
I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations.
Robert E. Lee
American legeraanvoerder 1807-1870
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.
French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man.
Temperance is a bridle of gold.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.
American athlete and evangelist 1862-1935
The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election.Source: Billy Sunday, the Man and His Message: With His Own Words which Have Won Thousands for Christ (1917)
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-1904
The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance.
Scottish writer 1812-1904
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
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