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Sobriety

Sobriety Quotes

"Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion."
Pythagoras

"First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise, a life of seriousness and strict sobriety."
David Brainerd

"Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety."
Moliere

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Sobriety Definition: Serious, solemn and calm. Free from intoxication.

Etymology of 'Sobriety'
c.1400, "moderation in indulgence," from Old French sobriete "sobriety, moderation" (Modern French sobrieté) or directly from Latin sobrietatem (nominative sobrietas), from sobrius. Sober: Meaning "steadiness, gravity" is recorded from 1540s. mid-14c., "moderate in desires or actions, temperate, restrained," especially "abstaining from strong drink," also "calm, quiet, not overcome by emotion," from Old French sobre "decent; sober" (12c.), from Latin sobrius "not drunk, temperate, moderate, sensible," from a variant of se- "without" + ebrius "drunk," of unknown origin. Meaning "not drunk at the moment" is from late 14c.; also "appropriately solemn, serious, not giddy."

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Sobriety"
"Perfect Sobriety is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Sobriety now"
"Accept Sobriety"
"Trust in your Sobriety"
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