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Top 51 Most Inspiring Temperance Quotes (MODERATION)

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“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
Temperance in everything is requisite for happiness. - Benjamin HaydonPin
Temperance in everything is requisite for happiness. – Benjamin Haydon

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

“There is no difference between knowledge and temperance; for he who knows what is good and embraces it, who knows what is bad and avoids it, is learned and temperate.”

Socrates
Discipline is needed in our temperance. - Sunday AdelajaPin
Discipline is needed in our temperance. – Sunday Adelaja

“It is the power of temperance, the steadying hand of wisdom, and the warmth of love for all that shapes my words even in the midst of the most heightened of disagreements. For if I allow temperance, wisdom and the warmth of love to guide any engagement I may have (even though it might be one with my most hostile enemy), I will have set the stage for a place where seemingly unassailable walls can come down, hands can be extended in unexpected friendship, and the impossible is made impossibly possible.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough
Abstinence is the surety of temperance. - PlatoPin
Abstinence is the surety of temperance. – Plato

“Temperance puts wood on the fire, meal in the barrel, flour in the tub, money in the purse, credit in the country, contentment in the house, clothes on the back, and vigor in the body.”

Benjamin Franklin
Have more than you show, speak less than you know. - William ShakespearePin
Have more than you show, speak less than you know. – William Shakespeare

“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

17 Thought-Provoking Temperance Quotes

“Temperance, in the nobler sense, does not mean a subdued and imperfect energy; it does not mean a stopping short in any good thing, as in love and in faith; but it means the power which governs the most intense energy, and prevents its acting in way but as it ought.”

John Ruskin
Temperance to be a virtue must be free, and not forced. - C. A. BartolPin
Temperance to be a virtue must be free, and not forced. – C. A. Bartol
One cannot be avenged for every wrong; according to the occasion, everyone who knows how, must use temperance. - Geoffrey ChaucerPin
One cannot be avenged for every wrong; according to the occasion, everyone who knows how, must use temperance. – Geoffrey Chaucer
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. - Samuel SmilesPin
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
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 FryPin
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
Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. - AristotlePin
Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. – Aristotle
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion. - Thomas AquinasPin
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion. – Thomas Aquinas
For pleasure, delight, peace and felicity live in method and temperance. - Margaret CavendishPin
For pleasure, delight, peace and felicity live in method and temperance. – Margaret Cavendish
If temperance prevails, then education can prevail; if temperance fails, then education must fail. - Horace MannPin
If temperance prevails, then education can prevail; if temperance fails, then education must fail. – Horace Mann
Temperance is the wisdom to know that not every constructive job requires a hammer. - Wes FeslerPin
Temperance is the wisdom to know that not every constructive job requires a hammer. – Wes Fesler
The smaller the drink, the clearer the head, and the cooler the blood. - William PennPin
The smaller the drink, the clearer the head, and the cooler the blood. – William Penn
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. - Gautama BuddhaPin
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. – Gautama Buddha
Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance. - Mark TwainPin
Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance. – Mark Twain
Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess. - Jean-Jacques RousseauPin
Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Marriage is an institution that teaches a man regularity, frugality, temperance, forbearance and many other splendid virtues he would not need had he stayed single. - RajneeshPin
Marriage is an institution that teaches a man regularity, frugality, temperance, forbearance and many other splendid virtues he would not need had he stayed single. – Rajneesh
Temperance is a disposition that restrains our desires for things which it is base to desire. - Saint AugustinePin
Temperance is a disposition that restrains our desires for things which it is base to desire. – Saint Augustine
Temperance is corporeal piety; it is the preservation of divine order in the body. - Theodore ParkerPin
Temperance is corporeal piety; it is the preservation of divine order in the body. – Theodore Parker

10 Wise Temperance Quotes on Good Health and Cleanliness

“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.”

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Health consists with temperance alone. - Alexander PopePin
Health consists with temperance alone. – Alexander Pope
In temperance there is ever cleanliness and elegance. - Joseph JoubertPin
In temperance there is ever cleanliness and elegance. – Joseph Joubert

“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
I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance. - John BurnsPin
I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance. – John Burns
Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age. - Marcus Tullius CiceroPin
Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“For both excessive and insufficient exercise destroy one’s strength, and both eating and drinking too much or too little destroy health, whereas the right quantity produces, increases and preserves it. So it is the same with temperance, courage and the other virtues. This much then, is clear: in all our conduct it is the mean that is to be commended.”

Aristotle
Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose. - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowPin
Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. - Philip SidneyPin
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. – Philip Sidney
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance. - Ralph Waldo EmersonPin
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Temperance Quotes on Military Services

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

“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

3 Temperance Quotes for the Youth

“The work of popular education, the temperance movement, the peace movement, are to a great extent carried on by the young. Their meetings show that the young understand one of their tasks: that of bringing together the different classes through social intercourse.”

Ellen Key

“Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed.”

Ezra Taft Benson

“The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.”

Billy Graham

3 Temperance Quotes on Politics

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

“These 21st-century ‘teavangelicals,’ who represent a considerable segment of the Republican party, are vastly different from their 19th-century forebears. Nineteenth-century evangelicals were concerned with societal ills such as temperance, slavery, the rise of industrialization and suffrage.”

Anthea Butler

4 Temperance Quotes That Will Make You Think

“Water is a beverage which I never enjoyed in purity and perfection before I visited America. It is provided in abundance in the cars, the hotels, the waiting-rooms, the steamers, and even the stores, in crystal jugs or stone filters, and it is always iced. This may be either the result or the cause of the temperance of the people.”

Isabella Bird
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 KingPin
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
Temperance is the nurse of chastity. - William WycherleyPin
Temperance is the nurse of chastity. – William Wycherley
Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness. - Richard Mentor JohnsonPin
Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence – by Christian meekness – by lives of temperance and holiness. – Richard Mentor Johnson
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