Quotations The Best Quotes About Moderation  

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To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Augustine of Hippo

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

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It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken. Aristotle

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He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little. Horace

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Out of moderation a pure happiness springs. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.

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

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Moderation in people who are contented comes from that calm that good fortune lends to their spirit. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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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

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

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

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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. Seneca the Younger

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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. Oscar Wilde

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Let not turn fun to mischief.

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The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil. Cicero

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Keep a mid course between two extremes. Ovid

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

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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

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

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Moderate profits fill the purse.

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

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You will go most safely in the middle. Ovid

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