Quotation Explorer - 'Temperance'

Virtues are formed by prayer.Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. - St. Ephrem of Syria
Joy, temperance, and repose,Slam the door on the doctor's nose. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires. - Pope John Paul II
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. - Sir Philip Sidney
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. - Samuel Smiles
It is a crushing moment when you realize that your life has either been a series of huge mistakes, or worse; it hasn’t. - Temperance
Only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith; Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come called charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise; but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far. - John Milton
Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. - William Shakespeare
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult. - Samuel Johnson
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
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