Top 19 Abstinence Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Abstinence Quotes from famous people such as Saint Augustine, John Piper, Lisa Cholodenko, Frances E. Willard, Leslie Jamison, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Saint Augustine
Whether sexual orientation can change or not, hearts can change and turn any sexual orientation into an occasion for the glory of Christ. Those with same-sex attraction glorify Christ through sexual abstinence and through the enrichment of significant Christ-exalting relationships in other ways.
John Piper
I have a deal with HBO to develop television, and I am also developing a movie called ‘The Abstinence Teacher,’ which is based on a book by Tom Perrotta.
Lisa Cholodenko
Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
Frances E. Willard
12-step recovery is very focused on abstinence, and that’s bled into the broader understanding of treatment. It would be most useful to have multiple senses of what treatment could look like.
Leslie Jamison
Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
When I was writing ‘The Abstinence Teacher,’ I really tried to immerse myself in contemporary American evangelical culture.
Tom Perrotta
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
Samuel Butler
What I learned from this movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights: Abstinence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing.
Joel Siegel
Use, do not abuse… neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
The few bad poems which occasionally are created during abstinence are of no great interest.
Wilhelm Reich
I am always shocked that there are still a handful of defenders of the dubious practice of abstinence, surely the worst idea since chocolate-covered ants.
Dick Cavett
There’s something about that puritanical narrative of progress and upward mobility and work ethic that the glorification of abstinence fits pretty neatly into. That pairs with the fact that 12-step recovery has had too large a monopoly on how treatment is understood in America.
Leslie Jamison
Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.
Robert South
The diet is a twisted, noxious thing, all tortured abstinence and short-term fraud. I speak from bitter experience. As a restaurant critic, I eat to live and live to eat. And having a toxic aversion to exercise, there is little to prevent the inevitable bulging of my gut. Hence the need for the occasional diet.
Tom Parker Bowles
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Saint Augustine
I’m aware of ‘Twilight,’ but I’ve never seen the movies or read any of the books. Frankly, the story leaves me cold – why do a vampire story about abstinence?
Alan Ball
Join me in Olympic Heros for Abstinence. The best sex is no sex.
Kurt Angle
Most cultures traditionally link food and spirituality directly with periodic restrictions and celebrations punctuating the year. Abstinence from particular foods or full-on fasting is part of many religious traditions and holidays.
Marcus Samuelsson