temperance

[ tem-per-uh ns, tem-pruh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF temperance
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This from the leader of the temperance movement in Radville?

Economy may be styled the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the mother of Liberty.

Temperance in diet and exercise, with frequent washing and bathing, are the best means of preserving a healthful countenance.

But let me ask you another question: Has excess of pleasure any affinity to temperance?

Certainly, he said, that is the true account of temperance whether in the State or individual.

Do you observe that we were not far wrong in our guess that temperance was a sort of harmony?

Justice and health of mind will be of the company, and temperance will follow after?

Nothing is said of the pre-existence of ideas of justice, temperance, and the like.

For the courage and temperance of other men, if you will consider them, are really a contradiction.

For I say that justice, temperance, and the like, are all of them parts of virtue as well as courage.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "self-restraint, moderation," from Anglo-French temperaunce (mid-13c.), from Latin temperantia "moderation," from temperans, present participle of temperare "to moderate" (see temper). Latin temperantia was used by Cicero to translate Greek sophrosyne "moderation." In English, temperance was used to render Latin continentia or abstinentia, specifically in reference to drinking alcohol and eating; hence by early 1800s it came to mean "abstinence from alcoholic drink."

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