Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body without exercise and abstinence; and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.
I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.