moderation

A Quote by Thomas Paine on good, moderation, principles, temper, vices, and virtue

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.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Rights of Man, pt.II, chap. v., 1792

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on moderation, principles, temper, vices, and virtue

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

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Theognis on moderation

Moderation is best in all things.

Theognis (c. 570 - c. 490 BC)

Source: Elegies

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A Quote by Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer) on moderation

Moderation in all things.

Terence (190 - 159 BC)

Source: Andria

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A Quote by Tallulah Bankhead on death, excess, identity, losing, and moderation

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.'

Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on abstinence and moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on chance, conceit, defeat, facts, ignorance, insanity, learning, moderation, and skill

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits; on his manhood; he has gained the facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Plato on adoption, character, happiness, life, men, moderation, and wisdom

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on design, execution, generosity, humanity, moderation, and success

A really great man is known by three signs - generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on excess and moderation

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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