Moderation Quotes

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.

Julia Child

Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation.

William Lloyd Garrison

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

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

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

Martin Tupper

No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

Patrick Henry

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

Aristotle

Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.

Frances E. Willard

That moderation which nature prescribes, which limits our desires by resources restricted to our needs, has abandoned the field; it has now come to this -- that to want only what is enough is a sign both of boorishness and of utter destitution.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.

Jean Paul

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

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