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

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

Author: St. Augustine (354-430)

Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.

Author: John Ciardi (1916-1986)

Profession: American Teacher, Poet, Writer

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

My God, Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation!

Author: Robert Clive


Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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 case like the present.

Author: William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)

Profession: American Abolitionist

Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

There is such a thing as moderation, even in telling the truth.

Author: Vera Johnson


Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.

Author: Henry Kissinger (1923-)

Profession: American Republican Politician, Secretary of State

Moderation in people who are contented comes from that calm that good fortune lends to their spirit.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic