Moderation Quotes

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Jean Paul Richter

Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful.

Samuel Johnson

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

Henry Kissinger

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

Edmund Burke

Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

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

Blaise Pascal

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

Jean Paul

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.

Mark Twain

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Saint Augustine

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

Frances E. Willard

In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.


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

W Somerset Maugham

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Artie Lange

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

Charles de Montesquieu

We find our energies are actually cramped when we are overanxious to succeed

Michel de Montaigne

They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.

William Shakespeare

Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Lucan Lucan

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Updated On : March 23, 2013
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