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The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity. - Seneca [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]


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


He knew that the essence of war is violence, and that moderation in war is imbecility. - Thomas Babington 'Lord' Macauley


Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]


I have not been afraid of excess: excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. (The Summing Up) - W. Somerset Maugham


Glutton: A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide. - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]


Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


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 [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]