Quotations on Moderation

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I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life.
- Frankie Avalon
(Keywords: Life, Work, Family, Moderation, Relax, Want)

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Heart, Virtue, Moderation, Shame, Will)

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: People, America, Force, Freedom, Moderation, Rudeness)

There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
- John Ciardi
(Keywords: Moderation, Nothing, Wrong)

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Nature, Habit, Virtue, Mind, Moderation, Reason)

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Men, People, Virtue, Ambition, Fortune, Merit, Moderation, Want)

The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.
- John Arbuthnot Fisher
(Keywords: War, Moderation, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Moderation, Problems, Reason, Years)

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Virtue, Defense, Extremism, Justice, Liberty, Moderation, Pursuit)

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Virtue, Defense, Extremism, Justice, Liberty, Moderation, Pursuit, Vice)

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
- Joseph Hall
(Keywords: Moderation, Running)

We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power.
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: Power, Time, Action, Chance, Extreme, Moderation, Old, Party, Questions, Ruin)

In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Kings, Moderation, Sheep, Skin)

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
- Joseph Joubert
(Keywords: Beauty, Feelings, Grace, Manners, Moderation, Spirituality)

IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety, on topics to which we are biased by prejudice, interest, or even principle.
- Joseph Lancaster
(Keywords: Interest, Moderation, Prejudice)

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
(Keywords: Behavior, Insults, Man, Moderation, Patience)

I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you - mentally, physically, and spiritually.
- Robert Mondavi
(Keywords: Idea, Living, Moderation, Wine)

The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Keywords: Moderation, Spirit)

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
(Keywords: Virtue, Moderation, Temper, Vice)

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine
(Keywords: Virtue, Moderation, Temper, Vice)

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
(Keywords: People, Effect, Fortune, Moderation, Prosperity, Temper)

In order to grow old, you have to experience everything, but in moderation.
- Compay Segundo
(Keywords: Experience, Moderation, Old, Order)

The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Keywords: Heart, Moderation, Prosperity)

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.
- Anne Sexton
(Keywords: Moderation, Poets, Saints)

Moderation of oil prices would be very, very welcome. But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth, sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check.
- John W. Snow
(Keywords: Growth, Inflation, Moderation, Oil)

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
- Cat Stevens
(Keywords: Faith, Islam, Muslim, Fanaticism, Moderation, Schools)

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
- Tacitus
(Keywords: Candor, Generosity, Moderation, Ruin)

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: Care, Example, Moderation, Smoking)

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: Hurt, Moderation, Water)

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Excess, Moderation, Nothing)

Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
- Frances E. Willard
(Keywords: Abstinence, Moderation, Temperance)









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