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14 Temperance Quotes

And he that will to bed go sober, Falls with the leaf still in October.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Bloody Brother--Song (act II, sc. 2)

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Of a nature so mild and benign and proportioned to the human constitution as to warm without heating, to cheer but not inebriate. (Tar Water.)

Bishop George Berkeley Quotes , Source: Siris (par. 217)

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Call'd to the temple of impure delight He that abstains, and he alone, does right. If a wish wander that way, call it home; He cannot long be safe whose wishes roam.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Progress of Error (l. 557)

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Temp'rate in every place--abroad, at home, Thence will applause, and hence will profit come; And health from either--he in time prepares For sickness, age, and their attendant cares.

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: The Borough (letter XVII, l. 198)

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Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from any thyng which he may lawfully take.

Sir Thomas Elyot Quotes , Source: Governour (bk. III, ch. XVI)

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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, When once it is within thee; but before Mayst rule it, as thou list: and pour the shame, Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor. It is most just to throw that on the ground, Which would throw me there, if I keep the round.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Temple--The Church Porch--Perirrhanterium (st. 5)

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Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: in Hannah More's "Johnsoniana", 467

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Of my merit On that pint you yourself may jedge: All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: The Biglow Papers (first series, no. VII, st. 9)

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If all the world Should in a pet of temp'rance, feed on pulse, Drink the clear stream, and nothing wear but frieze, Th' All-giver would be unthank'd, would be unprais'd.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 720)

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Impostor; do not charge most innocent Nature, As if she would her children should be riotous With her abundance; she, good cateress, Means her provision only to the good, That live according to her sober laws, And holy dictate of spare temperance.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 762)

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Well observe The rule of Not too much, by temperance taught In what thou eat'st and drink'st.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 531)

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O madness to think use of strongest wines And strongest drinks our chief support of health, When God with these forbidden made choice to rear His mighty champion, strong above compare, Whose drink was only from the liquid brook.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 553)

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Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace. Leave gormandizing.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (King Henry at V, v)

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Ask God for temp'rance. That's th' appliance only Which your disease requires.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Norfolk at I, i)

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