65 Moderation Quotes On Success In Life

These moderation quotes will inspire you. Moderation, the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance or the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior or political opinions.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging moderation quotes, moderation sayings, and moderation proverbs.

Best Moderation Quotes

  1. “Everything that exceeds the bounds of moderation has an unstable foundation.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  2. “A reasonable man needs only to practice moderation to find happiness.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  4. “Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.” ~ Epicurus
  5. “The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.” ~ Aristotle

  6. “Health is the natural condition. When sickness occurs, it is a sign that Nature has gone off course because of a physical or mental imbalance. The road to health for everyone is through moderation, harmony, and a ‘sound mind in a sound body’.” ~ Jostein Gaarder
  7. “If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.” ~ Epictetus
  8. “Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.” ~ Edna Ferber
  9. “No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.” ~ Dave Barry
  10. “Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.” ~ Democritus

  11. “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.” ~ Confucius
  12. “Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  13. “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” ~ George Harrison
  14. “It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.” ~ Seneca the Elder
  15. “In everything the middle road is best.” ~ Plautus

  16. “He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.” ~ Horace
  17. “All things in moderation, including moderation.” ~ Socrates
  18. “Moderation consists in being moved as angels are moved.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  19. “Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes.” ~ Klemens von Metternich
  20. “I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.” ~ Mark Twain

  21. “In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.
    [Lat., Modus omnibus in rebus, soror, optimum est habitu;
    Nimia omnia nimium exhibent negotium hominibus ex se.]” ~ Plautus
  22. “Keep a mid course between two extremes.” ~ Ovid
  23. “If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  24. “Moderation, which consists in indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.” ~ Plato
  25. “Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.” ~ Saint Augustine

  26. “Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  27. “Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  28. “Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.” ~ Julia Child
  29. “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
  30. “The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  31. “Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  32. “He knows to live who keeps the middle state, and neither leans on this side nor on that.” ~ Alexander Pope
  33. “Unlimited activity, of whatever kind, must end in bankruptcy.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  34. “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 cause like the present.” ~ William Lloyd Garrison
  35. “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.” ~ Martin Farquhar Tupper

  36. “I’m a believer in moderation in all things, including moderation.” ~ Robert Genn
  37. “There’s such a thing as too much point on a pencil.” ~ H. Allen Smith
  38. “There is no such thing as exaggerated art. I even believe that there is salvation only in extreme.” ~ Paul Gauguin
  39. “Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  40. “I stand astonished at my own moderation” ~ Robert Clive

  41. “I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation. I know that’s really hard for people to understand, but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn’t overdo anything. We ate pasta, yes, but not a lot of it.” ~ Giada De Laurentiis
  42. “My good friends, while I do most earnestly recommend you to take care of your health and safety, as things most precious to us, I would not have that care degenerate into an effeminate and over-curious attention, which is always disgraceful to a man’s self, and often troublesome to others.” ~ Edmund Burke
  43. “To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity. The greatness of the human soul is shown by knowing how to keep within proper bounds. There are two equally dangerous extremes- to shut reason out, and not to let nothing in.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  44. “That, however, is – mediocrity, though it be called moderation.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  45. “Let a man take time enough for the most trivial deed, though it be but the paring of his nails. The buds swell imperceptibly, without hurry or confusion,–as if the short spring days were an eternity.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  46. “When he is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; … he learns his ignorance, is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  47. “Take this at least, this last advice, my son:
    Keep a stiff rein, and move but gently on:
    The coursers of themselves will run too fast,
    Your art must be to moderate their haste.” ~ Ovid
  48. “Take this at least, this last advice, my son:
    Keep a stiff rein, and move but gently on:
    The coursers of themselves will run too fast,
    Your art must be to moderate their haste.” ~ Ovid
  49. “The boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale our guardian angel quits his charge of us.” ~ Owen Feltham

  50. “America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.” ~ Lord Byron
  51. “The Great Chief also honours modesy.” ~ David Daniels
  52. “Who loves the golden mean is safe from the poverty of a tenement, is free from the envy of a palace.
    [Lat., Auream quisquis mediocritatem deligit tutus caret obsoleti sordibus tecti, caret invidenda sobrius aula.]” ~ Horace
  53. “There is a German proverb which says that Take-it-Easy and Live-Long are brothers.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  54. “Moderation in all things.” ~ Terence

  55. “Everything in moderation.” ~ Giada De Laurentiis
  56. “There’s nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.” ~ John Ciardi
  57. “The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.” ~ John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher
  58. “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 the Younger
  59. “When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.” ~ Alexander Hamilton

  60. “Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.” ~ Frances E. Willard
  61. “Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  62. “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” ~ Barry Goldwater
  63. “Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.” ~ Francois Fenelon

  64. “To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  65. “The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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