Quotation Explorer - 'Abstinence'

Well, for me, gratuitous abstinence is just as bad as gratuitous sex. - Bianca Sommerland
The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous. To me, vampires are sex. I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed. - Alan Ball
If a man aspires to a righteous life, his first act of abstinence if from injury to animals. - Leo Tolstoy
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. - Voltaire
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult. - Samuel Johnson
Courtly love-poetry may first have been written during long periods of abstinence on the Crusades, but it would not have flourished in the cold of northern Europe without some help from the chimney.
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. - Saint Augustine
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