Moderation Quotes

To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.

Blaise Pascal

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

I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like this, is a sort of treason.

Edmund Burke

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.

Henry Kissinger

Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful.

Samuel Johnson

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

Jean Paul Richter

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

W. Somerset Maugham

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes.

Klemens Von Metternich

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

Francois Fenelon

Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry Morris Goldwater

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Barry Goldwater

Consuming wine in moderation daily will help people to die young as late as possible

Dr Philip Norrie

Keep to moderation, keep the end in view, follow nature.

Lucan Lucan

The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.

Charles de Montesquieu

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

Artie Lange

The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.

John Arbuthnot Fisher

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.

Anne Sexton

Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.


It speaks volumes for a person that when placed in quite different situations, they display the same spirit of moderation.


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

Joseph Hall

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

Cat Stevens

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