Quotes: moderation

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  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
  • Otto von Bismarck
    Otto von Bismarck
    German statesman 1815-1898
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    A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
  • 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.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    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.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
  • Klemens Von Metternich
    Klemens Von Metternich
    Austrian diplomat and statesman 1773-1859
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    Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
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    Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Everything in moderation, including moderation.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
  • Bobby Flay
    Bobby Flay
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    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.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
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    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.
  • Barry Goldwater
    Barry Goldwater
    American politician, businessman, and author 1909-1998
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    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
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead
    American actress 1903-1968
    Tallulah Bankhead
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    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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