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

 

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My God, Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation!
~ Robert Clive

 

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Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.
~ Jean Paul

 

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Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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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.
~ William Lloyd Garrison

 

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Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
~ Frances E. Willard

 

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Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.
~ Mark Twain

 

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That moderation which nature prescribes, which limits our desires by resources restricted to our needs, has abandoned the field; it has now come to this -- that to want only what is enough is a sign both of boorishness and of utter destitution.
~ Seneca

 

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The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
~ John Ciardi

 

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There is such a thing as moderation, even in telling the truth.
~ Vera Johnson

 

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To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.
~ Blaise Pascal

 

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To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
~ St. Augustine

 

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You will go most safely in the middle.
~ Ovid

 

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