Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.

Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.

Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.

With renunciation life begins.