Benefits of Temperance

Teetotalism; to abstain from drinking the popular poison known as alcohol. Temperance, a temperate approach to life that includes teetotalism and which has historically often also included such things as abstention from red meat.
“Drinking can make a sensible man foolish, but it has never made a foolish man sensible” Francis Costello
“Where Drunkenness reigns, there Reason is an exile, virtue a stranger, God an enemy, blasphemy is wit, Oaths are rhetoric, and secrets are proclamations.” Wellins Calcott
“I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.” Stonewall Jackson
Your body is a temple, but keep the spirits on the outside.” Unknown
“Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it’s compounding a felony.” Robert Benchley
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.” Seneca
“If alcohol is bad for your fetus when you’re pregnant, why should alcohol ever be good for you yourself when you’re not pregnant?” John Kevin McMillan
“Taste not, touch not, handle not.” American Temperance Society
“Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.Samuel Pepys
“Alcohol is a make-you-stupid drug.” Beverly Potter & Sebastian Orfali
“Because alcohol is encouraged by our culture, we get the idea that it isn’t dangerous. However, alcohol is the most potent and most toxic of the legal psychoactive drugs.” Beverly Potter & Sebastian Orfali
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1
“I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me-spiritually and financially.
Denzel Washington
“Refrain from drink which is the source of all evil–and the ruin of half the workmen in this Country.” George Washington
“The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book
He that is a drunkard is qualified for all vice. Wellins Calcott
“All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a man: because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.” William Penn
 

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