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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • You have sense enough: don’t give way to drunkenness and incontinence of speech; don’t give way to sensual lust; and, above all, to the love of money.

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  • Since an overpopulation of wolves above the carrying capacity of the country to maintain would mean a rapid decline in the numbers of prey animals — with consequent starvation for the wolves themselves — they are forced to practice what amounts to birth control through continence.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • [2] These three beasts correspond to the triple division of sins into those of incontinence, of violence, and of fraud.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno

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