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Letter "A" » abstain
«The leader should abstain from evil tendencies because they would be showing bad precedence to their followers-which is more harmful. »
«As a general rule, I abstain from reading reports of attacks upon myself, wishing not to be provoked by that to which I cannot properly offer an answer»
Author: Abraham Lincoln
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«For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; / That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.»
«Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; / Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; / Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.»
«Sin leads to sure and certain downfall and hence we should abstain from sinful deeds. »
«One should not only abstain from 'sinful-deeds' but also from 'sinful- speech' and 'sinful-thought'. By doing so we pave our way to success and peace.»
«So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and a fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated.»
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«All philosophy lies in two words: Sustain and Abstain»
«These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.»
«I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself»
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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