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Temperance Quotes - Temperance Sayings

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Lost wealth may be replaced by industry,
lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine,
but lost time is gone forever.
- Samuel Smiles

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

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

For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance.
- Margaret Cavendish

 

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

I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster
impressed upon me three cardinal virtues;
cleanliness in person,
cleanliness in mind; temperance.
- John Burns

I am a temperance Republican down to my toes.
- Billy Sunday

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Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
- Aristotle

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- Thomas Aquinas

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring,
perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate,
simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all
things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.
- Lord Chesterfield

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once.
It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.
Temperance is wickedness.
- Stephen Fry

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

Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be,
temperance is something against which,
at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance
in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their
religion by deeds of benevolence -
by Christian meekness -
by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance
plank in its platform and the Republican party of every
state would nail that plank in their platform if they
thought it would carry the election.
- Billy Sunday

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing
to go to sleep in humility,
thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards,
in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening
to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
- C. S. Lewis

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best,
will breed in you temperance and self-control,
diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content,
and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
- Charles Kingsley

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity,
modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit;
and there is no true beauty without the signatures
of these graces in the very countenance.
- Arthur Helps

When I started to sing, my mother would have me engaged
to perform at the Women's Christian Temperance Union
national or annual meetings.
I would hate doing this because I wanted to play baseball or go off skiing.
- Maureen Forrester

Temperance is essential, if the services of men and
women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according,
to the physical capacity and ability of each.
Nothing less will assure a total effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
- Jacqueline Schiff

Never do anything when you are in a temper,
for you will do everything wrong.
- Baltasar Gracian

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain
of getting more and more angry to the end.
- William Butler Yeats

I have a pretty bad temper.
But you have to really push me to see it.
But everybody has their things.
- Janet Jackson

It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that
men discover their real temper,
principles, and designs.
- Edmund Burke

Where I once constantly lost my temper,
I found myself arriving at a crisis and experiencing peace.
- Josh McDowell

I have a temper on me that could hold back tides.
- Shirley Manson

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a
selfish temper and confined views.
People will not look forward to posterity,
who never look backward to their ancestors.
- Edmund Burke

To lose your temper is only useful once a year.
- Colin R. Davis

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
- Alfred Adler

I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up.
Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.
- Mike Krzyzewski

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone,
what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
- Horace

Men are like steel.
When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
- Chuck Norris

The gentleman had also a young daughter,
of rare goodness and sweetness of temper,
which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.
- Charles Perrault

I lost my temper on stage.
- Michael Richards

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

That's one of the great advantages of age.
You can say, I don't want to, I don't care,
you can throw temper tantrums, and nobody minds.
- James Lee Burke

I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper.
It's reserved for very important issues.
If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession,
then I'll become a madman.
- Tim Robbins

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze,
but by tone and temper; by the manner,
which is the man himself.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Temper your enjoyments with prudence,
lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."
- Francis Quarles

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau

I've struggled so hard to reign in my temper because
it actually terrifies me.
- Susannah York

I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive.
- Tatum O'Neal

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the
imagination has got the better of the judgment.
- William Warburton

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

My Latin temper blows up pretty fast,
but it goes down just as fast.
Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America.
- Desi Arnaz

It's very important not to lose your temper in a courtroom,
or in anything else you're doing.
- Warren Christopher

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness.
It is itself almost religious.
Our scientific temper is devout.
- William James

You seem in England to be entirely ignorant of the temper of our people.
- Peter Oliver

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper,
or to conciliate with dignity.
- George Grenville

A tart temper never mellows with age,
and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows
keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself -
an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
- Antisthenes

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts:
but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper
never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.
- M. Kathleen Casey

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
- Khalil Gibran

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would
scarcely kick to come to the top.
- John Keats

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
- James M. Barrie

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves
is the greatest weakness of human nature.
- Joseph Addison

The seven deadly sins: Want of money,
bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties,
knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
- Samuel Butler

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance,
exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper;
so cry away.
- Charles Dickens

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed.
There ain't much credit in that.
- Charles Dickens

Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.
- Louis XIV

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil.
Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
- Charles Spurgeon

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
- Bruce Lee

Idleness among children, as among men,
is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil
more certain than ill temper.
- Hannah More

Thus, only in a hopeful and confident temper,
in a proud and constructive spirit, will we rescue
the present and safeguard the future of our beloved country.
- Bainbridge Colby

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
- William Hazlitt


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