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If all the world
Should in a pet of temp'rance, feed on pulse,
Drink the clear stream, read more

If all the world
Should in a pet of temp'rance, feed on pulse,
Drink the clear stream, and nothing wear but frieze,
Th' All-giver would be unthank'd, would be unprais'd.

by John Milton Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
When once it is within thee; but before
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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
When once it is within thee; but before
Mayst rule it, as thou list: and pour the shame,
Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor.
It is most just to throw that on the ground,
Which would throw me there, if I keep the round.

by George Herbert Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.

Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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Call'd to the temple of impure delight
He that abstains, and he alone, does right.
If a read more

Call'd to the temple of impure delight
He that abstains, and he alone, does right.
If a wish wander that way, call it home;
He cannot long be safe whose wishes roam.

by William Cowper Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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And he that will to bed go sober,
Falls with the leaf still in October.

And he that will to bed go sober,
Falls with the leaf still in October.

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Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from any thyng which he
may lawfully take.

Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from any thyng which he
may lawfully take.

by Sir Thomas Elyot Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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O madness to think use of strongest wines
And strongest drinks our chief support of health,
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O madness to think use of strongest wines
And strongest drinks our chief support of health,
When God with these forbidden made choice to rear
His mighty champion, strong above compare,
Whose drink was only from the liquid brook.

by John Milton Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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Of my merit
On that pint you yourself may jedge:
All is, I never drink no sperit,
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Of my merit
On that pint you yourself may jedge:
All is, I never drink no sperit,
Nor I haint never signed no pledge.

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Temp'rate in every place--abroad, at home,
Thence will applause, and hence will profit come;
And health from read more

Temp'rate in every place--abroad, at home,
Thence will applause, and hence will profit come;
And health from either--he in time prepares
For sickness, age, and their attendant cares.

by George Crabbe Found in: Temperance Quotes,
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