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Temperance

Temperance Quotes

"The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care"
Sir Philip Sidney

"Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul."
Frances E. Willard

"Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passions"
St. Thomas Aquinas

"My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health."
Robert E. Lee

"Temperance is a bridle of gold."
Burton

"Health consists with temperance alone."
Alexander Pope

"Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance"
Mark Twain

"As to the advantages of temperance in the training of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members of the forces themselves, there can be no doubt in the world."
William Lyon Mackenzie King

"Temperance to be a virtue must be free, and not forced."
Cyrus Augustus

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Temperance Definition: Moderation and self-restraint, as in behavior or expression. Restraint in the use of or abstinence from alcoholic liquors/intoxicants.

Etymology of 'Temperance'
mid-14c., "self-restraint, moderation," from Anglo-French temperaunce (mid-13c.), from Latin temperantia "moderation, sobriety, discretion, self-control," from temperans, present participle of temperare "to moderate". Latin temperantia was used by Cicero to translate Greek sophrosyne "moderation." In English, temperance was used to render Latin continentia or abstinentia, specifically in reference to drinking alcohol and eating; hence by early 1800s it had come to mean "abstinence from alcoholic drink.".

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