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Moderation Quotes


These are some of the best 'Moderation' quotations and sayings.

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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.

Everything that exceeds the bounds of moderation, has an unstable foundation.

Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.

Howsoever varied the courses of our life, whatsoever the phases of pleasure and ambition through which it has swept along, still, when in memory we would revive the times that were comparatively the happiest, those times will be found to have been the calmest.

I knew a wise man who had for a byword, when he saw men hasten to a conclusion, stay a little, that we may come to the end sooner.

I will not be a slave to myself, for it is a perpetual, a shameful, and the most heavy of all servitudes; and this end I may gain by moderate desires.

In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity, and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires.

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

It is a little stream which flows softly, but it freshens everything along its course.

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

It is certainly a very important lesson to learn how to enjoy ordinary things, and to be able to relish your being, without the transport of some passion, or gratification of some appetite.

Let a man take time enough for the most trival deed, though it be but the paring of his nails. The buds swell imperceptibly, without hurry or confusion, as if the short spring days were an eternity.

Moderate desires constitute a character fitted to acquire all the good which the world can yield. He who has this character is prepared, in whatever situation he is, therewith to be content; has learned the science of being happy; and possesses the alchemic stone which changes every metal into gold.

Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.

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

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.

Moderation must not claim the merit of combating and conquering ambition; for they can never exist in the same subject. Moderation is the languor and sloth of the soul; ambition its activity and ardor.

Moderation resembles temperance. We are not so unwilling to eat more, as afraid of doing ourselves harm by it.

Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.

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


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