Self-Denial Quotes

Self-Denial Quotes by Ella Woodward, Caroline Knapp, John Sterling, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Mikhail Bakunin, Julie Burchill and many others.

Healthy eating isn't supposed to be about self-denial;

Healthy eating isn’t supposed to be about self-denial; it’s not a punishment.
Ella Woodward
Cottage cheese is one of our culture’s most visible symbols of self-denial; marketed honestly, it would appear in dairy cases with warning labels: this substance is self-punitive; ingest with caution.
Caroline Knapp
The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.
John Sterling
Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.
Mikhail Bakunin
People – and I include myself – get fat because they choose pleasure over self-denial.
Julie Burchill
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
Theodore Parker
If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness.
Theodore C. Sorensen
We’ve become embarrassed about asking ourselves the straightforward, simple questions that are actually the most relevent: what is it to be human? How can we steer a course between self-indulgence and self-denial and be the very best version of ourselves that we can?
Bettany Hughes
When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
Jacqueline Novogratz
A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.
William Graham Sumner
If someone like my father chooses to criticise Israeli policies, it’s not because he is a self-hating Jew, but because he is not prepared to live in a state of self-denial.
Clive Sinclair
Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Vince Lombardi
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
Honore de Balzac
I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.
David Brainerd
Fat is a way of saying no to powerlessness and self-denial.
Susie Orbach
The individualist is an atom thinking about himself (Thank God I am not as other men); the communist, too often, is an atom having ecstasies of self-denial (Thank God I am one in a crowd).
Louis MacNeice