Quotes by moderation
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Otto von Bismarck
German statesman 1815-1898
A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit.
French Writer 1651-1715
Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
Klemens Von Metternich
Austrian diplomat and statesman 1773-1859
Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
St. Augustine of Hippo
Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Irish writer 1854-1900
Everything in moderation, including moderation.
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-1965
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
American celebrity chef and restaurateur 1964-
For me, it's all about moderation. I don't kick things out of my diet, like carbs. But I'm not going to eat fast food.
French writer 1754-1824
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.
American politician, businessman, and author 1909-1998
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
American actress 1903-1968
Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, ''I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.''
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