moderation

A Quote by Earon on abstinence, sex, money, moderation, balance, suffering, and failure

Abstinence is a path of choosing between profound suffering or abject failure.  Moderation is a more humane choice.

Abstinence is a perpetual cycly of holiness, misery and corruption.  Balance brings more fulfillment and less suffering.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on books and moderation

Of all my books, I find only a few indispensible.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 16

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mark Twain on wisdom, experience, moderation, and prudence

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Following the Equator

Contributed by: I Dig It

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, tragedy, and moderation

Misfortune occurs or can occur to anyone, of any sort of character.  The eudaimonic has more resources to avoid it (being in autonomous control of his appetites and assumptions) and more resources to deal with it if it occurs (being better able to put it in perspective and maintain his own evenness of self-mastery).  Tragedy as a dramatic form is meant to foster the ethos of sophrosyne or moderation, "nothing to excess"; it nurtures a sense of distance from the dominant illusions and delusions that may infect even aristoi.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, moderation, and freedom

For governing a country well
there is nothing better than moderation.

The mark of a moderate man
is freedom from his own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,
all-pervading like sunlight,
firm like a mountain,
supple like a tree in the wind,
he has no destination in view
and makes use of anything
life happens to bring his way.

Nothing is impossible for him.
Because he has let go,
he can care for the people's welfare
as a mother cares for her child.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Thomas Moore on soul, marsilio ficino, balance, and moderation

In the 15th century, Marsilio Ficino put it as simply as possible.  The mind, he said, tends to go off on it's own so that it seems to have no revelance to the physical world.  At the same time, the materialistic life can be so absorbing that we get caught in it and forget about spirituality.  What we need, he said, is soul, in the middle, holding together mind and body, ideas, life, spirituality and the world.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: xiii

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Dan on moderation, dan millman, way of the peaceful warrior, and devils brew

Moderation? It's mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It's the devil's dilemma. It's neither doing nor not doing. It's the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It's for those afraid to laugh or cry, for those afraid to live or die. Moderation...is lukewarm tea, the devil's own brew.

Dan Millman

Source: Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Dan Millman on compromise, confusion, death, devil, fear, happiness, laughter, mediocrity, moderation, and world

Moderation? It's mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It's the devil's dilemma. It's neither doing nor not doing. It's the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It's for those afraid to laugh or cry, for those afraid to live or die. Moderation...is lukewarm tea, the devil's own brew.

Dan Millman

Source: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on excess, habits, and moderation

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

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Vivian Elisabeth Glyck on desires, good, moderation, nature, plants, water, and wisdom

Follow the wisdom provided by nature. Everything in moderation - sunlight, water, nutrients. Too much of a good thing will topple your structure. You can't harvest what you don't sow. So plant your desires, gently nurture them, and they will be rewarded with abundance.

Vivian Elisabeth Glyck

Source: 1997

Contributed by: Zaady

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