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Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
I myself eschew all stimulants. I also practically abstain from meat.
As American freemen, we cannot but sympathize in all efforts to extend the blessings of civil and political liberty, but at the same time, we are warned by the admonitions of history and the voice of our own beloved Washington to abstain from entangling alliances with foreign nations.
Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.
When you doubt, abstain.
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.
I'm pro-responsible choice. There is choice to abstain, choice to do contraception. There are all kind of good choices.
A woman who abstains from motherhood saying 'I am working' means she is in fact rejecting motherhood.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.
It is crystal clear to me that if Arabs put down a draft resolution blaming Israel for the recent earthquake in Iran it would probably have a majority, the U.S. would veto it and Britain and France would abstain.
I think it actually is easier for players to abstain from watching than it is for people who haven't experienced it. I know a wide variety of former players that don't really follow football any more. They've kind of had that cathartic experience. They know what it is.
A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.
It would be doing me great injustice to think that I have any feeling of indifference to my country; I have more reason than anyone to feel, every day of my life, the value of the blood which flows in my veins, and it is only from prudence that at times I abstain from showing how proud I am of it.
I'm pro responsible choice. You know, there is choice to abstain, choice to do contraception. There are all kinds of good choices.
Part of treatment for drugs and alcohol is you abstain from these, but with eating disorders you can't abstain from food so the treatment is longer than drugs and alcohol.
Everything's so repressive now - it's the No generation. You can't do anything, you can't eat anything, you have to abstain.
I find it easier to abstain than do a little bit of anything. I'm not a 'little bit' kind of dame. I want it all, whatever I do.
I add, that those who are bent on restoring the whole church ought to be well instructed in the word, and to abstain from doing anything under the pretext of simplicity.
John Nelson Darby
If the large power voluntarily abstains from using its full power or feels the strategic situation to be such that it cannot do so, it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.
All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.
James Fenimore Cooper
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