Quotes by temperate
Quotes 1 till 13 of 13.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
A drunkard is one thing, and a temperate man is quite another.
Chinese politician 1893-1976
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
No one can be brave who considers pain to be the greatest evil in life, or can they be temperate who considers pleasure to be the highest good.
American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
No people require maxims so much as the American. The reason is obvious: the country is so vast, the people always going somewhere, from Oregon apple valley to boreal New England, that we do not know whether to be temperate orchards or sterile climate.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.
American politician 1745-1813
Temperate, sincere, and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them...Source: Provisions of the Last Will and Testament of Dr. James Rush
English writer 1882-1941
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.