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Moderation

Moderation Quotes

"Moderation is best, and to avoid all extremes"
Plutarch

"Going beyond is as bad as falling short."
Chinese Proverb

"A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation."
Moliere

"The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom."
Aristotle

"There is moderation in everything."
Horace

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

“Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful"
Samuel Johnson

“Whatever you do, do it in moderation”
Proverb

"Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation."
Benjamin Franklin

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

"Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind."
Francois de Salignac Fenelon

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice."
Thomas Paine

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

"It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken."
Aristotle

"It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess."
Seneca

"Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm."
Jean Paul Richter

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

"The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation."
Martin Tupper

"He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little."
Horace

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Moderation Definition: The avoidance of extremes in one’s actions or opinions.

Etymology of 'Moderation'
early 15c., from Old French moderacion (14c.) "alteration, modification; mitigation, alleviation," from Latin moderationem (nominative moderatio) "a controlling, guidance, government, regulation; moderation, temperateness, self-control," noun of action from moderatus.

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Moderation"
"Perfect Moderation is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Moderate now"
"Accept Moderation"
"Trust in your Moderation"
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