Quotes: moderately

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  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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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.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    Ah, yet, e'er I descend to th' grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne'er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov'd and loving me.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
  • Truman Capote
    Truman Capote
    American writer 1942-
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    Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    One must keep on pointing out that Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.
    Source: Christian Apologetics (1945)
  • William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison
    American abolitionist, journalist and suffragist 1805-1879
    William Lloyd Garrison
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    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 in a case like the present.
  • Aaron Klug
    Aaron Klug
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    The work requires a moderately large investment in technological and theoretical developments and long periods of time to carry them out, without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results.
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