Temperance from Wikipedia

Temperance (Sophrosyne in Greek is defined as “moderation in action, thought, or feeling; restraint.” [1]) has been studied by religious thinkers, philosophers, and more recently, psychologists, particularly in the positive psychology movement. It is considered a virtue, a core value that can be seen consistently across time and cultures (see Historical and Religious Perspectives). Continue reading “Temperance from Wikipedia”


Temperance is here considered as one of the four cardinal virtues. It may be defined as the righteous habit which makes a man govern his natural appetite for pleasures of the senses in accordance with the norm prescribed by reason. In one sense temperance may be regarded as a characteristic of all the moral virtues; the moderation it enjoins is central to each of them. Continue reading “Temperance”

Temperance and the Art of Eating

Self-discipline is crucial for both the athlete and the Christian, especially when it comes to food.

St. Paul once likened the Christian way to a race for which athletes discipline themselves in order to win a prize: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things” (1 Cor. 9:24–25).

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