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1. "If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions."
Author: Abba Eban
2. "Anything boost spiritual potency and greatness like sexual abstention."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
3. "If we consider closely our so-called generous actions, there is none which, from some aspect, is not blameworthy an even harmful, so that we come to regret having performed it—so that we must choose, finally, between abstention and remorse."
Author: Emil Cioran
4. "No one is responsible for what he is nor even for what he does. This is obvious and everyone more or less agrees that it is so. Then why celebrate or denigrate? Because to exist is to evaluate, to emit judgments, and because abstention, when it is not the effect of apathy or cowardice, requires an effort no one manages to make."
Author: Emil Cioran
5. "Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
6. "[Justice] demands seclusion, it permits sorrow rather than anger, and it prescribes the most careful abstention from all the nice pleasures of putting oneself in the limelight."
Author: Hannah Arendt
7. "Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties."
Author: Jose Saramago
8. "Complete abstention may be much easier than moderation."
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
9. "Abstention, self-control, self-inflicted pain: these are forms of power - about the only kind you can have when you're a fourteen-year-old girl, by the way."
Author: Meg Howrey
10. "Helping other people is a drug so dangerous that there is no cure short of total abstention."
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

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Learning more truth is a poor and cheap substitute for stopping and putting into action the truth already learned"
Author: Charles R. Swindoll

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