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English citations of continence

  • The goal, which all Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which humans desire when they live a life of continence, I will tell you briefly it is Aum. — Upanishads (1.2.15)
  • 1948 — Cut briefly to the two Postulants, who look at her for a moment with all the distaste of enforced continence, then turn away and expectorate. — Aldous Huxley, Ape and Essence