When her guests were awash with champagne and with ginShe was recklessly sober, as sharp as a pin:An abstemious man would reel at her lookAs she rolled a bright eye and praised his last book.
Someone trying to live well would seem eccentrically abstemious in most of the US. That phenomenon is only going to become more pronounced. You can probably take it as a rule of thumb from now on that if people don't think you're weird, you're living badly.paul graham
The strongest oaths are straw To th' fire i' the blood. Be more abstemious, Or else good night your vow!william shakespeare