Moderation Quotes

Most popular moderation quotes

Everything in moderation, including moderation.
Moderation in all things.
Moderation, the noblest gift of Heaven.
Middleness is the very enemy of the bold.

mediocrity

A great soul prefers moderation to excess.
Thou shalt not carry moderation into excess.
I see no objection to stoutness, in moderation.
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.

apathy

Practice moderation in all things, including moderation.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

excess

Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.

happiness

Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly.

wisdom

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

virtue

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
If a man is right, he can't be too radical; if he is wrong, he can't be too conservative.

politics right and wrong

In my opinion, moderation is a vastly overrated virtue, particularly when applied to work.
Everything in excess!  To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

extremism

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of habit.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

indecision principles

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

genius wisdom

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

excess

This much I think I do know—that a society so riven that the spirit of moderation is gone, no court can save.
Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep fire out of the one, and frost out of the other.

zeal

The main discomfort in being a middle-of-the-roader is that you get sideswiped by partisans going in both directions.

indecision principles

The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.
Fear and dull disposition, lukewarmness and sloth, are not seldom wont to cloak themselves under the affected name of moderation.
There is a limit to enjoyment, though the sources of wealth be boundless,
And the choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

proverbs

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.

principles temper

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.
The world acquires value only through its extremes and endures only through moderation; extremists make the world great, the moderates give it stability.
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.  And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

extremism freedom justice

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.
Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from 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.
If I were to put it into a very few words, my dear sir, I should say that our prevalent belief is in moderation.  We inculcate the virtue of avoiding excesses of all lands—even including, if you will pardon the paradox, excess of virtue itself.