"Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering."
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"The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity."
"A short absence is the safest."
"Never find fault with the absent."
"Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love."
"Parting is such sweet sorrow."
"Greater things are believed of those who are absent."
"Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation."
"Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity."
"With renunciation life begins."
"Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure."
"The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up."
"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature ."
"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly."
"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain."
"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
"Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket."
"Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one."
"The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor."
"Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity."
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