Moderation Quotes

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

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

St. Augustine

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

Donald Trump

Our moral theorists seem never content with the normal. Why must it always be a contest between fornication, obesity and laziness, and celibacy, fasting and hard labor?

Martin H. Fischer

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

Aristotle

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

Francois de Salignac Fenelon

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 choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

Martin Tupper

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

Barry Goldwater

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

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

Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.

Samuel Butler

Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.

Edward Gorey

Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.

Epicurus

To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together... humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self.

William Wordsworth

He who makes a paradise of his bread makes a hell of his hunger.

Antonio Porchia

The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about.

Don Marquis

It is better to rise from life as from a banquet - neither thirsty nor drunken.

Aristotle

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

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

Julia Child

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

A sense of humor judges one's actions and the actions of others from a wider reference... it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation.

Thornton Wilder

A reasonable man needs only to practice moderation to find happiness.

Johann von Goethe

We do anticipate some price moderation in the coming months, but only moderation that results in prices that are still high by just about anybody's definition.

James Burkhard

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Updated On : March 23, 2013
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