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Moderation Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Moderation

Please enjoy these Moderation Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one
of moderation and balance.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

 

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

Moderation is the secret of survival.
- Manly Hall

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- Jack Kerouac

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In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear,
not skin, their sheep.
- Robert Herrick

We have followed a path of moderation,
development is our priority, national unity,
good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims,
this is what has given us the advantage.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures
bring the greatest pains.
- Democritus

The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Moderation in all things.
- Terence

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets,
just exuberance.
- Anne Sexton

The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In order to grow old, you have to experience everything,
but in moderation.
- Compay Segundo

There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
- John Ciardi

Moderation is the key so I work certain amount of time
and then I take a certain amount of time off.
- Jimmy Buffett

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom,
but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
- Jean Paul

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly
extinguished in the heart;
nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
- Edmund Burke

Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue,
but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
- Francois Fenelon

The point of drinking in moderation is that sometimes
you don't drink in moderation.
- Artie Lange

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

The virtue of justice consists in moderation,
as regulated by wisdom.
- Aristotle

My motto is: Live every day to the fullest -
in moderation.
- Lindsay Lohan

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men,
and to console undistinguished people for their want
of fortune and their lack of merit.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature
and moderation and reason.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim
schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
- Cat Stevens

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
- Roberto Benigni

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
- Alexander Hamilton

Moderation is the silken string running through the
pearl chain of all virtues.
- Joseph Hall

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation,
leads to ruin.
- Tacitus

This is what I think is very essential...
moderation can be good for you.
- Robert Mondavi

There is moderation even in excess.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to,
take cruises with Kay, relax with my family,
do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life.
- Frankie Avalon

Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself,
it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep,
and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
- Mark Twain

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
- Saint Augustine

Moderation of oil prices would be very,
very welcome.
But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth,
sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check.
- John W. Snow

I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well,
In moderation, wine is good for you -
mentally,
physically, and spiritually.
- Robert Mondavi

We're about moderation.
- Jenny Craig

The essence of war is violence.
Moderation in war is imbecility.
- John Arbuthnot Fisher

Excess on occasion is exhilarating.
It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -
with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
- Lord Byron

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

Be moderate in everything, including moderation.
- Horace Porter

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
- Benjamin Disraeli

IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety,
on topics to which we are biased by prejudice,
interest, or even principle.
- Joseph Lancaster

A little more moderation would be good.
Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
- Donald Trump

Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies,
both human and divine, meet.
- Benjamin Disraeli

We are in a period when old questions are settled and
the new are not yet brought forward.
Extreme party action, if continued in such a time,
would ruin the party.
Moderation is its only chance.
The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself,
and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
- Plato

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners;
beauty in the nude,
and in forms.
This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings,
beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
- Joseph Joubert

There has been a tendency through the years for reason
and moderation to prevail as long as things are going
tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear
and finite and manageable.
- J. William Fulbright

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson


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