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Ambrose BierceVirtues, n. pl. Certain abstentions.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Ambrose BierceAbstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

CiceroWhat kind of favour is it to abstain from doing evil?

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman

La RochefoucauldIf we conquer our passions, it is more from their weakness than from our strength.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer










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