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Intemperance Quotes By Samuel Johnson

This is that conquest of the world and of ourselves, which has been always considered as the perfection of human nature; and this is only to be obtained by fervent prayer, steady resolutions, and frequent retirement from folly and vanity, from the cares of avarice, and the joys of intemperance, from the lulling sounds of deceitful flattery, and the tempting sight of prosperous wickedness. — Samuel Johnson

Intemperance Quotes By Francis Quarles

Other vices make their own way; this makes way for all vices. He that is a drunkard is qualified for all vice. — Francis Quarles

Intemperance Quotes By Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux

Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful; make prudence a habit, and reckless profligacy will be as contrary to the nature of the child, grown or adult, as the most atrocious crimes, are to any of us. — Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux

Intemperance Quotes By Jeremy Collier

Intemperance is a dangerous companion. It throws many people off their guard, betrays them to a great many indecencies, to ruinous passions, to disadvantages in fortune; makes them discover secrets, drive foolish bargains, engage in play, and often to stagger from the tavern to the stews. — Jeremy Collier

Intemperance Quotes By Seneca.

To want to know more than is sufficient is a form of intemperance. Apart from which this kind of obsession with the liberal arts turns people into pedantic, irritating, tactless, self-satisfied bores, not learning what they need simply because they spend their time learning things they will never need. The scholar Didymus wrote four thousand works: I should feel sorry him if he had merely read so many useless works. — Seneca.

Intemperance Quotes By William Faulkner

They will endure. They are better than we are. Stronger than we are. Their vices are vices aped from white men or that white men and bondage have taught them: improvidence and intemperance and evasion-not laziness: evasion: of what white men had set them to, not for their aggrandizement or even comfort but his own. — William Faulkner

Intemperance Quotes By Publilius Syrus

Intemperance is the physician's provider. — Publilius Syrus

Intemperance Quotes By Douglas William Jerrold

Intemperance is the epitome of every crime, the cause of every kind of misery. — Douglas William Jerrold

Intemperance Quotes By Mary H. Eastman

Good men are sending the Bible to all parts of the world. Sermons are preached on behalf of fellows-creatures who are perishing in regions known only to us in name. And here, within reach of comparatively the slightest exertion; here, not many miles from churches and schools, and all the moral influences abounding in Christian society; here, in a country endowed with every advantage that God can bestow, are perishing, body and soul, our own countrymen: perishing too from disease, starvation and intemperance, and all the evils incidents to their unhappy condition. White men, Christian men, are driving them back; rooting out their very names from the face of the earth. Ah! these men can seek the country of the Sioux when money is to be gained: but how few care for the sufferings of the Dahcotahs! how few would give a piece of money, a prayer, or even a thought, towards their present and eternal good. — Mary H. Eastman

Intemperance Quotes By Emily Dickinson

To see her is a picture-
To hear her is a tune-
To know her an Intemperance
As innocent as June-
To know her not-Affliction-
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the the Sun
Were shining in your Hand. — Emily Dickinson

Intemperance Quotes By Walter Savage Landor

Immoderate power, like other intemperance, leaves the progeny weaker and weaker, until nature as in compassion covers it with her mantle and it is seen no more. — Walter Savage Landor

Intemperance Quotes By Martin Luther

The ears of our generation have been made so delicate by the senseless multitude of flatterers that, as soon as we perceive that anything of ours is not approved of, we cry out that we are being bitterly assailed; and when we can repel the truth by no other pretence, we escape by attributing bitterness, impatience, intemperance, to our adversaries. — Martin Luther

Intemperance Quotes By Saint John Chrysostom

Intemperance is a hydra with a hundred heads. She never stalks abroad unaccompanied with impurity, anger, and the most infamous profligacies. — Saint John Chrysostom

Intemperance Quotes By Thomas Hobbes

Intemperance is naturally punished with diseases; rashness, with mischance; injustice; with violence of enemies; pride, with ruin; cowardice, with oppression; and rebellion, with slaughter. — Thomas Hobbes

Intemperance Quotes By G.K. Chesterton

Another savage trait of our time is the disposition to talk about material substances instead of about ideas. The old civilisation talked about the sin of gluttony or excess. We talk about the Problem of Drink
as if drink could be a problem. When people have come to call the problem of human intemperance the Problem of Drink, and to talk about curing it by attacking the drink traffic, they have reached quite a dim stage of barbarism. The thing is an inverted form of fetish worship; it is no sillier to say that a bottle is a god than to say that a bottle is a devil. The people who talk about the curse of drink will probably progress down that dark hill. In a little while we shall have them calling the practice of wife-beating the Problem of Pokers; the habit of housebreaking will be called the Problem of the Skeleton-Key Trade; and for all I know they may try to prevent forgery by shutting up all the stationers' shops by Act of Parliament. — G.K. Chesterton

Intemperance Quotes By Michel De Montaigne

Intemperance is the plaque of sensuality, and temperance is not its bane but its seasoning. — Michel De Montaigne

Intemperance Quotes By Edward Brooke

Intemperance and intolerance serve no one, and hatred guarantees failure. — Edward Brooke

Intemperance Quotes By Amelia Bloomer

The emancipation of women from intemperance, injustice, prejudice, and bigotry. see Edgar Y. Harburg, We Gotta be Free — Amelia Bloomer

Intemperance Quotes By Earnest Elmo Calkins

Strong drink has agitated the town since its founding. Almost its first organization was a temperance society. Its founders had three anathemas, irreligion, slavery and intemperance. They thought they had barred alcohol forever by incorporating in all deeds the proviso that if intoxicating drinks were made or sold on the premises, the land would revert to the college. The clause was never legally invoked, and is probably invalid. — Earnest Elmo Calkins

Intemperance Quotes By Harriot Kezia Hunt

Bringing up daughters for nothing but marriage, mingles poison in the cup of domestic life, is traitorous to the virtue of both sexes, for neither suffers alone
is adverse to the happiness, to the development of conscience and to religion, and introduces to the dwellings of wretchedness and despair. The result of this degradation is pride, intemperance, licentiousness
nay, every vice, misery, and degradation. — Harriot Kezia Hunt

Intemperance Quotes By Plutarch

Poverty is never dishonourable in itself, but only when it is a mark of sloth, intemperance, extravagance, or thoughtlessness. When, on the other hand, it is the handmaid of a sober, industrious, righteous, and brave man, who devotes all his powers to the service of the people, it is the sign of a lofty spirit that harbours no mean thoughts — Plutarch

Intemperance Quotes By Thomas Sherlock

Those men who destroy a healthful constitution of body by intemperance as manifestly kill themselves as those who hang or poison or drown themselves. — Thomas Sherlock

Intemperance Quotes By Leo Tolstoy

...And there really are men who believe in this, who spend their time in promoting Leagues of Peace, in delivering addresses, and in writing books; and of course the governments sympathize with it all, pretending that they approve of it; just as they pretend to support temperance, while they actually derive the larger part of their income from intemperance; just as they pretend to maintain liberty of the constitution, when it is the absence of liberty to which they owe their power; just as they pretend to care for the improvement of the laboring classes, while on oppression of the workman rest the very foundations of the State; just as they pretend to uphold Christianity, when Christianity is subversive of every government. — Leo Tolstoy

Intemperance Quotes By Edgar Allan Poe

The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame. — Edgar Allan Poe

Intemperance Quotes By Plutarch

Poverty is dishonorable, not in itself, but when it is a proof of laziness, intemperance, luxury, and carelessness; whereas in a person that is temperate, industrious, just and valiant, and who uses all his virtues for the public good, it shows a great and lofty mind. — Plutarch

Intemperance Quotes By Seneca.

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient; nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in a fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient; and looking upon them only as sick and extravagant. — Seneca.

Intemperance Quotes By William Lyon Mackenzie King

I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance. But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number. — William Lyon Mackenzie King

Intemperance Quotes By Paul Tournier

Most illnesses do not, as is generally thought, come like a bolt out of the blue. The ground is prepared for years through faulty diet, intemperance, overwork, and moral conflicts, slowly eroding the subject's vitality. — Paul Tournier

Intemperance Quotes By Voltaire

A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile health with intemperance. — Voltaire

Intemperance Quotes By Harriet Beecher Stowe

Intemperance in eating is one of the most fruitful of all causes of disease and death. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Intemperance Quotes By Horace Mann

In what pagan nation was Moloch ever propitiated by such an unbroken and swift-moving procession of victims as are offered to this Moloch of Christendom, intemperance. — Horace Mann

Intemperance Quotes By Eric Weiner

Khaldoun believed that the great curse of civilization is not war or famine but humidity: "When the moisture, with its evil vapors ascends to the brain, the mind and body and the ability to think are dulled. The result is stupidity, carelessness and a general intemperance. — Eric Weiner

Intemperance Quotes By Marcus Tullius Cicero

A youth of sensuality and intemperance delivers over to old age a worn-out body. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Intemperance Quotes By Ellen G. White

If you are suffering from your intemperance in eating or in drinking, we that are around you, or associated with you, are affected by your infirmities. We have to suffer on account of the course you pursue, which is wrong. If it has an influence to lessen your powers of mind or body, we are affected by it. — Ellen G. White

Intemperance Quotes By Ellen G. White

Satan tempted them to regard this restriction as unjust and cruel. He caused them to lust after forbidden things, because he saw that the unrestrained indulgence of appetite would tend to produce sensuality, and by this means the people could be more easily brought under his control. The author of disease and misery will assail men where he can have the greatest success. Through temptations addressed to the appetite he has, to a large extent, led men into sin from the time when he induced Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit. It was by this same means that he led Israel to murmur against God. Intemperance in eating and drinking, leading as it does to the indulgence of the lower passions, prepares the way for men to disregard all moral obligations. When assailed by temptation, they have little power of resistance. — Ellen G. White

Intemperance Quotes By William Shakespeare

Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny. It — William Shakespeare

Intemperance Quotes By William Lyon Mackenzie King

There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance. — William Lyon Mackenzie King

Intemperance Quotes By Abraham Lincoln

The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity. What one of us but can call to mind some relative more promising in youth than all his fellows, who has fallen a sacrifice to his rapacity? — Abraham Lincoln

Intemperance Quotes By John Bartholomew Gough

Intemperance weaves the winding-sheet of souls. — John Bartholomew Gough

Intemperance Quotes By Walter Savage Landor

O Music! how it grieves me that imprudence, intemperance, gluttony, should open their channels into thy sacred stream. — Walter Savage Landor

Intemperance Quotes By Plutarch

Poverty is not dishonorable in itself, but only when it comes from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly. — Plutarch

Intemperance Quotes By Phillips Brooks

If we could sweep intemperance out of the country, there would be hardly poverty enough left to — Phillips Brooks

Intemperance Quotes By John Jortin

A man hath riches. Whence came they, and whither go they? for this is the way to form a judgment of the esteem which they and their possessor deserve. If they have been acquired by fraud or violence, if they make him proud and vain, if they minister to luxury and intemperance, if they are avariciously hoarded up and applied to no proper use, the possessor becomes odious and contemptible. — John Jortin

Intemperance Quotes By Saint Basil

Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason. — Saint Basil

Intemperance Quotes By Rabindranath Tagore

The realization of our soul has its moral and its spiritual side. The moral side represents training of unselfishness, control of desire; the spiritual side represents sympathy and love. They should be taken together and never separated. The cultivation of the merely moral side of our nature leads us to the dark region of narrowness and hardness of heart, to the intolerant arrogance of goodness; and the cultivation of the merely spiritual side of our nature leads us to a still darker region of revelry in intemperance of imagination. — Rabindranath Tagore

Intemperance Quotes By William Lyon Mackenzie King

If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom. — William Lyon Mackenzie King

Intemperance Quotes By Jonathan Swift

The axe of intemperance has lopped off his green boughs and left him a withered trunk. — Jonathan Swift

Intemperance Quotes By Plato

Are not they temperate from a kind of intemperance? — Plato

Intemperance Quotes By William Law

Reading is good, hearing is good, conversation and meditation are good; but then, they are only good at times and occasions, in a certain degree, and must be used and governed with such caution as we eat and drink and refresh ourselves, or they will bring forth in us the fruits of intemperance. — William Law

Intemperance Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intemperance is the only vulgarity. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intemperance Quotes By Jonathan Swift

I replied that England (the dear place of my nativity) was computed to produce three times the quantity of food, more than its inhabitants are able to consume, ... But, in order to feed the luxury and intemperance of the males, and the vanity of the females, we sent away the greatest part of our necessary things to other countries, from whence in return we brought the materials of diseases, folly, and vice, to spend among ourselves. Hence it follows of necessity that vast numbers of our people are compelled to seek their livelihood by begging, robbing, stealing, cheating, pimping, forswearing, flattering, suborning, forging, gaming, lying, fawning, hectoring, voting, scribbling, freethinking, — Jonathan Swift

Intemperance Quotes By William Shakespeare

In the bibulous days of Shakespeare, the peg tankard, a species of wassail or wish-health bowl, was still in use. Introduced to restrain intemperance, it became a cause of it, as every drinker was obliged to drink down to the peg. We get our expression of taking a man "a peg lower," or taking him "down a peg," from this custom. — William Shakespeare

Intemperance Quotes By Aldous Huxley

Craving for power is not a vice of the body, consequently it knows none of the limitations imposed by a tired or satiated physiology upon gluttony, intemperance and lust — Aldous Huxley

Intemperance Quotes By William Lloyd Garrison

Since the creation of the world there has been no tyrant like Intemperance, and no slaves so cruelly treated as his. — William Lloyd Garrison

Intemperance Quotes By Robert Green Ingersoll

Why should we desire the destruction of human passions? Take passions from human beings and what is left? The great object should be not to destroy passions, but to make them obedient to the intellect. To indulge passion to the utmost is one form of intemperance - to destroy passion is another. The reasonable gratification of passion under the domination of the intellect is true wisdom and perfect virtue. — Robert Green Ingersoll

Intemperance Quotes By Thomas Mann

Who can understand the deeply bonded alloy of order and intemperance that is its foundation? — Thomas Mann

Intemperance Quotes By Thomas De Witt Talmage

If the bones of all those who have fallen as a prey to intemperance could be piled up it would make a vast pyramid. Who will gird himself for the journey and try with me to scale this mountain of the dead
going up miles high on human carcasses to find still other peaks far above, mountain above mountain, white with the bones of drunkards. — Thomas De Witt Talmage

Intemperance Quotes By Thomas F. Wilson

Intemperance in talk makes dreadful havoc in the heart. — Thomas F. Wilson