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Abstinence Only Education Quotes


"Abstinence-only education - the best STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) and pregnancy delivery system that politicians have ever devised." - Rachel Maddow

"I'm against abstinence programs because I really consider abstinence only child abuse." - Joycelyn Elders

"I'm against abstinence programs because I really consider "abstinence only" child abuse." - Joycelyn Elders

"There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people." - Hillary Clinton

"Conservatives, who have presumed that the key to preventing AIDS is abstinence-only education, and liberals, who have focused on distribution of condoms, should both note that the intervention that has tested most cost-effective in Africa is neither... Secular bleeding hearts and religious bleeding hearts will have to forge a common cause." - Nicholas D Kristof

"Abstinence is a perversion." - Bill Maher

"The evidence does not support abstinence-only interventions as the best way to keep young people from unintended pregnancy." - Jonathan Klein

"Education is the only solution. Education first." - Malala Yousafzai

"Abstinence, being faithful and correct and consistent condom use are the only ways to successfully reach everyone when discussing HIV prevention. I believe that the abstinence message alone does not solve the AIDS epidemic." - Ashley Judd

"Well, I think that abstinence has its place as part of a comprehensive health and sex education curriculum. It would be wrong to exclude abstinence from a health curriculum, because there are some potentially very serious ramifications for early sexual activity." - Kerry Healey

"Abstinence is easier than temperance." - Seneca the Younger

"Abstinence is approved of God." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"The national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure and teenage girls are paying the real price." - Cecile Richards

"The only way for a rich man to be healthy is, by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he was poor." - William Temple

"We do not require elaborate training merely in order to refrain from embarking upon intricate trains of inference. Such abstinence is only too easy." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor." - William Temple

"All we are asking for is balance. I would like to think that I could walk into a public library and find not only works by Gloria Steinem but also those of Phyllis Schlafly. I would like to think a teenager could be taught in sex education that a serious alternative to abortion is teenage abstinence, or should pregnancy occur, that adoption might be preferable. I am not trying, as the ad says, to shove religion down anyone's throat. But I do think everyone has a right, and that the Christian voice is being chocked off." - Cal Thomas

"Education is the only solution for peace." - Emmanuel Jal

"Education is only second to nature." - Horace Bushnell

"Self-education only produces expressions of self." - Robert Henri

"Freedom can occur only through education." - Friedrich Schiller

"Abstinence is the worst form of perversion." - Guy De Maupassant

"Abstinence. It didn't even sound comfortable." - Stephanie Laurens

"Abstinence is the surety of temperance." - Plato

"Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation." - Saint Augustine

"Abstinence works, I know it from my own personal life, abstinence works." - Rick Perry

"The Obama administration now has regulations that tells them that they can no longer promote marriage to these young girls. They can no longer promote marriage as a way of avoiding poverty and bad choices that they make in their life. They can no longer even teach abstinence education. They have to be neutral with respect to how people behave." - Rick Santorum

"I still say the only education worth anything is self-education." - Robert Frost

"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." - Isaac Asimov

"Education, education, education" - Tony Blair

"Love affairs are the real only education in life." - Marlene Dietrich

"The only way to be totally free is through education." - Jose Marti

"Education and justice are democracy's only life insurance." - Nannie Helen Burroughs

"The only way to resist colonialism is through education." - Tariq Ramadan

"My education was interrupted only by my schooling." - Winston Churchill

"Only a Scotsman can really survive a Scottish education." - Prince Philip

"The only true corrective of Constitutional abuses is education." - Thomas Jefferson

"The only person who can fix education is the student." - Oliver DeMille

"It is only the ignorant who despise education." - Publilius Syrus

"Recommending or insisting on abstinence has been completely ineffective." - Bill Nye

"Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation." - Saint Augustine

"Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason." - Robert South

"Real filth is the one inside. The rest simply washes off. There is only one type of dirt that cannot be cleansed with pure waters, and that is the stain of hatred and bigotry contaminating the soul. You can purify your body through abstinence and fasting, but only love will purify your heart." - Elif Safak

"If we feel that any habit or pursuit, harmless in itself, is keeping us from God and sinking us deeper in the things of earth; if we find that things which others can do with impunity are for us the occasion of falling, then abstinence is our only course. Abstinence alone can recover for us the real value of what should have been for our help but which has been an occasion of falling. ... It is necessary that we should steadily resolve to give up anything that comes between ourselves and God." - William Ralph Inge

"I was a teenager, we were pretty much fully indoctrinated, thanks to sexual scare tactics. I remember so many public-health commercials with a B-actor in a fake alley background warning us to use protection or telling us the only real safe choice was abstinence. We were highly frightened of sex from day one. There was no free-swinging '90s." - Michael Stipe

"Moral restraint... may be defined to be, abstinence from marriage, either for a time or permanently, from prudential considerations, with a strictly moral conduct towards the sex in the interval. And this is the only mode of keeping population on a level with the means of subsistence which is perfectly consistent with virtue and happiness." - Thomas Robert Malthus

"If a man's aspirations towards a righteous life are serious.. .if he earnestly and sincerely seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food, because, not to mention the excitement of the passions produced by such food, it is plainly immoral, as it requires an act contrary to moral feeling, i. e., killing - and is called forth only by greed." - Leo Tolstoy

"Love is the creative refinement of sex energy. And so, when love reaches perfection, the absence of sex automatically follows. A life of love, an abstinence from physical pleasures is called brahmacharya, and anyone who wishes to be free from sex must develop his capacity to love. Freedom from sex cannot be achieved through supersession. Liberation from sex is only possible through love." - Rajneesh

"Satanism encourages its followers to indulge in their natural desires. Only by doing so can you be a completely satisfied person with no frustrations which can be harmful to yourself and others around you. Therefore, the most simplified description of the Satanic belief is: INDULGENCE INSTEAD OF ABSTINENCE" - Anton Szandor LaVey

"We're doing a great disservice to our young people because the only protection is abstinence, as condoms have been proven fallible....The federal government should not be telling young people to use condoms....It's also an insult to teenagers, reducing them to the level of a dog that can't control its hormones." - Christine O'Donnell

"The only purpose of education is freedom; the only method is experience." - Leo Tolstoy

"Vegetarianism is not implicitly important for the mental progress or the intellectual development, unless it is supposed to be a remedy to clean the body from slag. A temporary abstinence from meat or animal food is indicated only for very specific magic operations as a sort of preparation, and even then only for a certain period. All this is to be considered with respect to sexual life." - Franz Bardon

"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. The only function of a school is to make self-education easier; failing that, it does nothing." - Isaac Asimov

"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school." - George Bernard Shaw

"I have always regarded the development of the individual as the only legitimate goal of education." - Susan Jacoby

"Education is the only business still debating the usefulness of technology." - Rod Paige

"Education with inert ideas is not only useless; it is above all things harmful." - Alfred North Whitehead

"School is not the end but only the beginning of an education." - Calvin Coolidge

"We can only transform humanity and create a happier more compassionate world through education." - Dalai Lama

"The only real education comes from what goes counter to you." - Andre Gide

"Education is only like good culture, - it changes the size, but not the sort." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance." - Benjamin Franklin

"There is only one subject matter for education, and that is Life in all its manifestations" - Alfred North Whitehead

"Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual." - Jean Piaget

"Education, introspection, self-love and excellence are the only ways to overcome the wrath of ignorance" - Romany Malco

"Education is only like good culture,-it changes the size, but not the sort." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Education has really only one basic factor: one must want it." - George Edward Woodberry

"To me, education is the way out of poverty. And it is the only way." - Sherry Lansing

"Education ought to be affordable for everybody. That only advances a society." - Regina Hall

"Higher education is the only business that has a ceremony for firing its customers." - Elliott Masie

"There is only one thing that can kill the Movies, and that is education." - Will Rogers

"The only education in grief that any of us ever gets is a crash course." - Gail Caldwell

"Education is the only interest worthy the deep, controlling anxiety of the thoughtful man." - Wendell Phillips

"Education is the only billion dollar industry that tolerates abject failure." - Geoffrey Canada

"It is only education and understanding of the past that teaches us not to repeat history." - Eugene Jarecki

"Without patriotic political education, a soldier is only a potential criminal." - Thomas Sankara

"Education is only the most fully conscious of the channels whereby each generation influences the next." - C S Lewis

"Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work." - Nat King Cole

"There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education." - Will Rogers

"All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves." - Emma Goldman

"Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge." - Horace Mann

"The only foundation for useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion." - Thomas Jefferson

"Education is the only way forward in Latin America and developing countries in general." - Shakira

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." - Albert Einstein

"Against diseases here the strongest fence is the defensive vertue, Abstinence." - Robert Herrick

"Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult." - Samuel Johnson

"While one may lose much because of avarice, nothing was ever accomplished by abstinence." - Isuna Hasekura

"It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best, but mastery over them without being worsted." - Aristippus

"Atheism is a religion the way abstinence is a sex position." - Bill Maher

"Abstinence is many times very helpful to the end of religion." - John Tillotson

"Lean abstinence, pale grief, and haggard care, The dire attendants of forlorn despair." - Mark Pattison

"Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from any thyng which he may lawfully take." - Sir Thomas Elyot

"The fact is, there's no such thing as "The Age of Abstinence."" - Lizz Winstead

"To preach abstinence, I think, is absolutely not the right message to give to kids." - Molly Ringwald

"Atheism is not a religion. Abstinence is not a sex position." - Richard Dawkins

"Join me in Olympic Heros for Abstinence. The best sex is no sex." - Kurt Angle

"Use, do not abuse... neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy." - Voltaire

"The few bad poems which occasionally are created during abstinence are of no great interest." - Wilhelm Reich

"Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy." - Voltaire

"A PHD is not the end of education. Education exists even among the bees who feed their queen only with the purest" - Sahndra Fon Dufe

"When it comes to sending my children to college, I want the best education. It's the only thing I'm really leaving them - a good education." - Sloan Wilson

"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?" - Erich Fromm

"Any education system that only memorizes things creates robots and will never produce Nobel laureates. Any education system that only emphasizes improvisation will get a bunch of people who may think they are creative, but they are functionally illiterate." - John Medina

"Education occurs when students set out to educate themselves... the student will only learn, can only learn, what he chooses to learn...(An) advantage of not pushing is an innate sense (his) education is (his) responsibility and reward." - Oliver DeMille

"Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends." - Amartya Sen

"The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

"It would be a contradiction in terms if the oppressors not only defended but actually implemented a liberating education." - Paulo Freire

"Education no longer has a humanist end or any value in itself; it has only one goal, to create technicians." - Jacques Ellul

"Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself" - Albert Einstein

"Right education should help the student, not only to develop his capacities, but to understand his own highest interest." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Education is worth little if it teaches only how to make a living rather than how to make a life." - Mary Hatwood Futrell

"Only the refined and delicate pleasures that spring from research and education can build up barriers between different ranks." - Madame De Stael

"Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me was the ability to think in quotations." - Margaret Drabble

"If we are to overcome terrorism and violence, we need education. That is the only way we can win." - Sakena Yacoobi

"I'm not a policy expert - I am only arguing that there is more to an education than an economic ticket." - Rebecca Mead

"Education can get you the only thing that really matters in today's world-an assigned parking space." - Gene Perret

"The nation can prosper and be happy only when education develops in an atmosphere of Truth, Love and Reverence." - Sai Baba

"Education demands, then, only this: the utilization of the inner powers of the child for his own instruction." - Maria Montessori

"Liberalism itself, is, on all matters connected with Church and Education, only a kind of corporate and "respectable" ungodliness." - Henry Parry Liddon

"I think an education is not only important, it is the most important thing you can do with your life." - Dean Kamen

"I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that." - Sparky Anderson

"Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future." - Ed Markey

"Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough." - George W Bush

"The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men." - Susanna Moodie

"Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself, neglect the education of its infant poor." - Samuel Horsley

"Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself." - Mark Twain

"A new study found that students who are taught abstinence end up with better math scores. Of course, if you join the math team, the abstinence takes care of itself." - Jimmy Fallon

"There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some different goal. The very existence of modified educations is testimony to the fact that their proponents cannot bring about what they want in a mind that is free. An education that cannot do its work in a free mind, and so must teach by homily and precept in the service of these feelings and attitudes and beliefs rather than those, is pure and unmistakable tyranny." - Richard Mitchell

"The key to the trap is, of course, education. The feminine mystique has made higher education for women seem suspect, unnecessary and even dangerous. But I think that education, and only education, has saved, and can continue to save, American women from the greater dangers of the feminine mystique." - Betty Friedan

"There is only one remedy for ignorance and thoughtlessness, and that is literacy. Millions and millions of children would today stand in no need of sex education or consumer education or anti-racism education or any of those fake educations, if they had had in the first place 'an' education." - Richard Mitchell

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." - Albert Einstein

"I think I'm an abstinence symbol. If I take my shirt off, people will not have babies." - Jesse Eisenberg

"Condoms will break, but I can assure you that vows of abstinence will break more easily than condoms." - Joycelyn Elders

"Life is the great indulgence - death the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life here and now!" - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Abstinence is a window of clarity through which one can better find one's work and one's mate." - Lance Morrow

"the reward for total abstinence from alcohol seems, illogically enough, to be the capacity for becoming intoxicated without it." - Rebecca West

"No doubt solitude is wholesome, but so is abstinence after a surfeit. The true life of man is in society." - William Gilmore Simms

"[On alcohol:] Total abstinence is an impossibility and ... it will not do to insist on it as a general practice ..." - Queen Victoria

"A virtuous abstinence from the joys of pederasty comes most easily to those who have no taste for it." - Oscar Wilde

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." - Leo Tolstoy

"Mankind has used two powerful weapons to destroy its own powers and enjoyment, wrong indulgence and wrong abstinence." - Sri Aurobindo

"I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations." - Vance Havner

"Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution." - Aldo Leopold

"Great sorrow or great joy should bring intense hunger-not abstinence from food, as our novelists will have it." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"When I was writing 'The Abstinence Teacher,' I really tried to immerse myself in contemporary American evangelical culture." - Tom Perrotta

"Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul." - Frances E Willard

"You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough." - Aldous Huxley

"You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. . . . Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough." - Aldous Huxley



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