"Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him."
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"Just do what you do best."
"When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't."
"Ability without honor is useless."
"To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill."
"Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering."
"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."
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