Best Quotes About Moderation

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

I never smoke to excess – that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time. -Mark Twain

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. -Barry Goldwater

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

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance. -Anne Sexton

There is moderation even in excess. -Benjamin Disraeli

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. -Benjamin Disraeli

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

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime. -Jack Kerouac

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm. -Jean Paul

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation. -Donald Trump

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

Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul. -Frances E. Willard

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. -Mark Twain

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. -Barry Goldwater

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. -Aristotle

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. -Saint Augustine

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. -Saint Augustine

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. -Lord Byron

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin. -Tacitus

The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver. -Montesquieu

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends 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

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

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

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants. -Edmund Burke

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

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. -Roberto Benigni

In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep. -Robert Herrick

I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life. -Frankie Avalon

Be moderate in everything, including moderation. -Horace Porter

IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety, on topics to which we are biased by prejudice, interest, or even principle. -Joseph Lancaster

I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you – mentally, physically, and spiritually. -Robert Mondavi

This is what I think is very essential… moderation can be good for you. -Robert Mondavi

We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable. -J. William Fulbright

We're about moderation. -Jenny Craig

The point of drinking in moderation is that sometimes you don't drink in moderation. -Artie Lange

In order to grow old, you have to experience everything, but in moderation. -Compay Segundo

So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance. -Kenneth H. Cooper

Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind. -Francois Fenelon

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. -Alexander Hamilton

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains. -Democritus

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation. -Joseph Joubert

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake. -Mark Twain

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please. -Epictetus

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation. -John Ciardi

My motto is: Live every day to the fullest – in moderation. -Lindsay Lohan

You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don't go overboard, you don't, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips – I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal. -Suzanne Somers

I like to talk about my obsession with french fries because I don't want people to think that 'Let's Move' is about complete, utter deprivation. It's about moderation and real-life changes and ideas that really work for families. -Michelle Obama

I eat as much as the next girl, but I work my butt of in the gym every morning! The key is moderation. I splurge on the weekend. A big bowl of pasta and a delicious slice of cake for dessert are my favorites. -Giuliana Rancic

My diet is always terrible, unfortunately. I don't know moderation. -Sean Astin

Everything in moderation. -Giada De Laurentiis

I'm an all-things-in-moderation kind of person. I do eat a warm donut occasionally. I especially enjoy a cider donut when I'm apple picking. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. -Rachael Ray

On my show I share all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people, in moderation, in moderation. You can have that little piece of pie. -Paula Deen

You have to be cautious of eating continuously the same thing. Beef comes to mind right away, and there's nothing wrong with beef, but you've got to do whatever you're doing in moderation. So try to break it up a little bit. Eat some fish or some shellfish at least a couple of times a week. -Emeril Lagasse

For me, it's all about moderation. I don't kick things out of my diet, like carbs. But I'm not going to eat fast food. -Bobby Flay

Why do other first world countries give children so many fewer vaccines than we do? Vaccines save lives, but might be harming some children. Is moderation such a terrible idea? -Jenny McCarthy

When you love food as much as I do, staying healthy is not easy. I mean, moderation, not deprivation. That's my new way of living. I always want more and that's just my life. -Carnie Wilson

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

I mean, moderation, not deprivation. That's my new way of living. -Carnie Wilson

When it comes to cooking and eating, I always try to preach that life is about moderation. Even if I'm having beef for dinner, it's probably going to be a 3-4 ounce portion with heaps and heaps of vegetables. -Michael Symon

I realized, 'Yo, I can't do anything in moderation. I don't know how.' -Eminem

The voices of moral authority in the theatre demanded only punctuality and physical performance. In the light of continuing pressure and stress, the occasional lip service paid to moderation was meaningless. Starvation and poisoning were not excesses, but measures taken to stay within the norm. -Gelsey Kirkland

I can't do anything in moderation. -Ozzy Osbourne

I'm a guy who has problems with moderation. All or nothing. Binge and purge. Kill or be killed. Gray is not a color I wear well. I should be dead. I know that. I should not be successful. I know that too. My daily existence is a toss of the coin – one side, fear, the other side, gratitude. -Kurt Sutter

I have to think of moderation, which is not a word that's in my vocabulary. But I try. -Pamela Anderson

In any job, you have to give up certain things, and I believe that having a good quality of life means enjoying certain things only in moderation. -Doutzen Kroes

I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don't follow it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate I'll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation. -Katherine Jenkins

I believe everything in moderation. But breakfast is important. I have two hard-boiled or scrambled eggs with whole-wheat toast and try to get some fruit in there. -Martina McBride

I like to eat right and in moderation, but give myself treats and kind of have everything. -Kate Walsh

I still eat pizzas, I still like pies, I still have spaghetti hoops for breakfast… but it's in moderation now. -Shane Warne

There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food – it's intense. It's about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish. -Gail Simmons

I'm reading a lot of different books, but I always think I have to switch it up a little bit. It's like food – everything in moderation, same with my books, same with my reading. You read books that are good for you and you learn a lot of stuff, then you read 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' which is like candy. -Shay Mitchell

I have a wonderfully hedonistic appetite, and if I wasn't really strict with myself, I'd weigh 300 pounds. I'm not good with moderation. -Nick Offerman

Everything in moderation – that's what I live by. -David Gilmour

Choose wisely, then eat in moderation. When I know I'm going to Mom's for dinner, I throw an extra 20 minutes on the cardio machine so I can be ready to eat. -Danny Pino

I drink a lot of water and I try to watch what I eat. The thing about me is I like healthy stuff, I like fruits and veggies, so it's all about moderation. -Ashton Shepherd

Add anchovies to almost anything, in moderation, and it will taste better. -Jay McInerney

Ben & Jerry's is an indulgent dessert that should be eaten in moderation. You should not be replacing more than one meal a day with ice cream. We do not consider a pint or a tub of ice cream to be a single serving. -Jerry Greenfield

I love collections of things, but always in moderation. -Sandy Gallin

It's not about being thin, it's about being healthy. And when you are a child you like to eat all these unhealthy things like chocolate and sweets. Oh my God. I love strawberries dipped in chocolate and Lion bars and Toffee Crisps – and as you grow up, you have to learn that those things are only good in moderation or you will become very fat. -Dionne Bromfield

Whenever I meet with nutritionists, we discuss the idea of having everything in moderation and that people should eat protein or fiber when they eat sugar. -Dylan Lauren

I work out and go to the gym, but I still enjoy my soul food and snacks. But I'm a pretty petite young woman, and I just do everything in moderation and make sure that I just keep everything together. -Naturi Naughton

I would not hesitate to say I was addicted to the Internet in the first two years. It can be addictive, and things not taken in moderation have negative effects. But the alarmism around 'Facebook is changing our brains' strikes me as a kind of historical trick. Because we now know from brain science that everything changes our brains. -Clay Shirky

I live a healthy lifestyle and I crave healthy food. I love porridge – I have bizarre cravings for it. I love it with brown sugar and bananas, and I'm a huge fan of cinnamon – I put cinnamon on everything. I also have a sweet tooth and I don't like to deprive myself. I think everything in moderation is the key. -Jessica Lowndes

My diabetes is such a central part of my life… it did teach me discipline… it also taught me about moderation… I've trained myself to be super-vigilant… because I feel better when I am in control. -Sonia Sotomayor

My whole mentality is that I eat what I want within moderation, and I have a little bit of everything. If you deprive yourself, you get moody and unhappy, and you have to enjoy life. -Nina Dobrev

I try to eat good; I really do. It's really about moderation. -Keshia Knight Pulliam

Everything in moderation, and there's a perfect balance in this life if we can find it. -Ryan Robbins

I don't do very well with extremes of any kind – extreme diets, extreme fitness – so moderation makes a lot of sense, and Hershey's has really great portion-friendly desserts to help people incorporate treats into their lifestyles so they don't feel like they're depriving themselves and are still living a balanced life. -Kimberly Williams-Paisley

When I was a student in the '60s, I dreamt of making a house 7 feet by 7 feet, as a dream of freedom, of self-moderation. -Renzo Piano

I'm not a fanatic about exercising. For me, it's about moderation and balance. -Halle Berry

Certainly the caffeine in coffee, whether it's Starbucks or generic coffee, is somewhat of a stimulant. But if you drink it in moderation, which I think four or five cups a day is, you're fine. -Howard Schultz

I eat mostly organic, but I love macaroni and cheese, Mexican food, and egg-and-cheese croissants. So when I indulge, I eat protein and veggies for the rest of the day. It really is all about moderation and balance. -Marisa Miller

Massages are my favorite. Sometimes just getting myself outside for a walk if I'm really busy can be an indulgence. I love taking naps. I love to stay up too late with close friends. I believe in everything in moderation. I take what I like and leave what I don't. -Taylor Schilling

Beware of addictive medicines. Everything in moderation. This applies particularly to the Internet and your sofa. The physical world is ultimately the source of all inspiration. Which is to say, if all else fails: take a bike ride. -Aaron Koblin

The darker the chocolate is, the more antioxidants it contains. So when eaten in moderation – just a few bites from a well-made dark chocolate bar, for instance – there's no need to feel bad about indulging once in a while. -Marcus Samuelsson

I say 'no' to nothing, 'yes' to moderation. That's how I approach everything. No matter if it's candy or foie gras. When you have the real deal, you're satisfied with that one bite. I say go full throttle and call it a day. -Carla Hall

I hope that one of my legacies, and I worked to pass it on, is moderation in politics. -Sam Reed

I've never believed in dieting, but there are people out there who have problems. My advice would be don't ever stop yourself to a point where you start craving something, because you end up bingeing. I think the key word is moderation. -Shilpa Shetty

Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others. -Alexander Hamilton

Young love is wild and outrageous, laughing at moderation and blinding us to common sense. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I should really be lifting only five days. I'm sort of obsessed, and I end up going in six, sometimes seven, and that's not good. Something that I preach but don't practice – moderation. -Caroline Paul

I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran. -Hassan Rouhani

It's very alarming to see what's happening in the Muslim world. And it's about time we come to our senses and realize that moderation is the only path that will ensure peace and stability for the Muslim world, and for the wider world. -Najib Razak

Sin may result from activities that begin innocently or that are perfectly legitimate in moderation, but in excess they can cause us to veer from the straight and narrow path to our destruction. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

I'm not the athlete I was when I was training for the Olympics in '92 or when I was working out every single day. I have to live in moderation: I work out three or four days a week, and I smile while I'm working out – I really do enjoy it. I work out with my girlfriends and make it a social competition. -Summer Sanders

Quite simply, my diet has and will always be everything in moderation. People look at Olympic athletes and think they must cut out all those things everyone else indulges in, and speaking for myself, I never did. -Summer Sanders

I've learned from my French husband and the way they eat, it's all about moderation. And that's really sustainable. -Kim Raver

I have a number of vices, one of which is moderation. -E. L. Doctorow

One of the biggest misconceptions is that carbs are bad. It's a fad right now. Full disclosure: I'm sponsored by Barilla. But I've always been free about saying I love carbs, including pasta, in moderation. -Mikaela Shiffrin

I think chocolate in moderation is not bad for you, but I eat way too much. I tell myself I'm going to eat two squares, and then I end up eating half a big bar. -Andrew Luck

A simple rule of thumb is to shop the periphery of the grocery store – that's where you'll find meat, fish, dairy, and vegetables. Choose high-quality protein such as healthy, grass-fed beef and lamb and organic chicken and pork, and eat them in moderation. -Suzanne Somers

Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety. -John Ortberg

I eat what I want but in moderation. -Shirley Eaton

The Republican Party is either going to return to the party of fiscal responsibility and consistent conservative principles as it was under Ronald Reagan, or it will continue down the path of 'sporadic moderation.' -Todd Tiahrt

I'm one extreme or the other. I'm not good at doing moderation. -Margot Robbie

I work out, and I try to stay active and fit so I can enjoy certain foods that I like to eat. I try to keep everything in moderation. I used to be insane about it. -Cameron Mathison

Although the Nasser revolution of 1952 was secular, the culture remained deeply religious – but it was a faith of moderation and tolerance. Women made up nearly half my class at university, and my senior academic adviser there was a woman. In Alexandria, my friends were Christians and Muslims. -Ahmed Zewail

An overall trend of political moderation in Latin America makes for far less interesting headlines, but it also makes for far better lives for our people. -Óscar Arias

Everyone talks about moderation. How about some moderation in moderation? -Ashwin Sanghi

We lost our way and allowed greed and excess to become the twin pillars of too much of the financial culture. We became a society utterly absorbed in consumption and dismissive of moderation. -Tom Brokaw

I do think all things in moderation. I mean, the thing to me – it actually doesn't bother me very much if people want to read chick lit. But it makes me, you know, sort of disheartened when that's all that people want to read. -Cristina Henriquez

Once established with Great Britain, it would not be difficult, with moderation and prudence, to establish permanent peace with the rest of the world, when our most sanguine hopes of prosperity may be realized. -John C. Calhoun

Exercise and eat healthy foods in moderation. I am a vegetarian but that is a personal choice. -Liz Parrish

I do everything in moderation. -Christy Turlington

My diet has definitely become greener; however, I am a big proponent of everything in moderation. I enjoy having a farm-to-table dinner, as well as indulging in a special, decadent treat on occasion. -Ivanka Trump

Cap and trade is not an easy one for refiners, so we tried to get some moderation in the bill, and we did, but not near as much I would like. -Gene Green

I tried to minimize exposure to technology before two. After that, I've taught the kids to use devices in moderation. It's important for them to learn how to control their behaviour themselves. Simply restricting access makes them want it more. -Anne Wojcicki

Models eat. They're crazy about moderation, but they eat. -Chrissy Teigen

The sugar tax is fine. I agree with that. But I think it probably doesn't go too far. But then, I work on 'The Great British Bake Off.' We make cakes with sugar and butter. I can't be too critical. It is like anything in life: it is all about moderation. -Paul Hollywood

I never fry a doughnut! If you want a doughnut, go and buy one once in a blue moon. It's about everything in moderation. -Mary Berry

Keep to the middle if you wish to keep moderation. The mid way is the safe way. Moderation abides in the mean, and moderation is virtue. Every abiding place outside the bounds of moderation is only exile to the wise man. -Saint Bernard

Cut a balance: eat well and then have your sugar fix. Everything in moderation. -Dylan Lauren

I make sure I eat well without depriving myself of the things that I love: a cheeseburger and fries, creamy white-truffle pasta, bowls of ice cream. Everything in moderation, but I indulge at least three times a week. -Kate Hudson

If you're not mindful about sugar, high sugar intake is just the worst thing for you, but I'm, like, everything in moderation, and that's how I approach it. -Kate Hudson

I should have got thin, but I eat too much. I hate the word 'moderation.' -Miriam Margolyes

I love to exercise. I'm a big hiker, and I like boxing. I mean, I love a good burger, but I keep things in moderation. -Guy Fieri

Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable. -Alexander the Great

I definitely eat in moderation and exercise. -Guy Fieri

I'm a big hiker, and I like boxing. I mean, I love a good burger, but I keep things in moderation. -Guy Fieri

Everything in moderation, like calories. -Jimmy Smits

For me, it's about moderation and discipline, and that's something I picked up from my dad. I don't believe in rigorous workouts but believe in eating right, going to bed early, and getting a proper workout. -Akkineni Nagarjuna

I eat meat, dairy, and tons of fruits and vegetables, but I could also have pasta for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Basically, I'm a massive foodie who eats everything in moderation. -Poppy Delevingne

I eat in moderation and try not to worry about it. -Claire Danes

Democrats should insist that a pluralistic democracy such as ours rely on bipartisanship in formulating a foreign policy based on moderation and the nuances of the human condition. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

As mainstream religious leaders of different faiths get together, it strengthens the voice of moderation. -Ibrahim Hooper

Grooming should be done in moderation. -Frank Vincent

Everything in moderation. I keep a healthy body, a healthy look. It's important not to be obsessive about anything – fitness, training, eating – because then you end up focusing on only that. And you can't obsess about anything when you're on the road. -Ana Ivanovic

I do everything in moderation and count everything… that includes my wine. -Nikki Bella

I live a very enjoyable life. I understand what moderation is. -Hugh Masekela

Pasta is my superfood! Balance and moderation are the basis for my diet, though, so I also make sure to incorporate plenty of protein, fruits, and veggies throughout the day. -Mikaela Shiffrin

I would say I eat pretty clean for the most part. Everything in moderation. I don't deny myself. -Kelley O'Hara

People don't become obese overnight. Allowing our children to have treats in moderation – as in trick-or-treating – is one thing, but good nutrition involves discipline that must be learned and practiced on a daily basis. -Amy Klobuchar

I live by 'Everything in moderation.' -Iskra Lawrence

Meat eaters don't like me because I call for moderation, and vegetarians don't like me because I say there's nothing wrong with eating meat. It's part of our evolutionary heritage! Meat has helped to make us what we are. Meat helps to make our big brains. -Vaclav Smil

I don't deny myself anything – I do whatever I want in the moment – but I feel like moderation is the thing that can really sustain you for the rest of your life. -Sutton Foster

The overarching conventional wisdom – what everyone from government experts to my French girlfriends take as articles of faith – is that restrictive diets generally don't make you healthier or slimmer. Instead, it's best to eat a variety of high-quality foods in moderation and pay attention to whether you're hungry. -Pamela Druckerman

I love food, so having a lot of food allergies now and just having a really sensitive body, it forces me to be very mindful and conscious and eat when I'm hungry, not just when I'm bored, and just really slow down. Everything in moderation. -SZA

Planning and reminiscing can be a good thing… in moderation. -Rachel Hollis

I'm very sensitive to salt. I always see and feel a big difference in my body when I eat it, so I try to consume salt in moderation. -Mary Helen Bowers

I always say eat everything, but eat it in moderation. I don't like to inhibit anyone. -Anna Kaiser

I eat what I want, in moderation. I gravitate toward fresh veggies and clean foods, thankfully, but I am also a sucker for a cupcake every once in a while. -Lara Spencer

I just try to eat a little bit of everything – moderation is key with diet. -Stella Maxwell

I am not a gym person, and I keep myself fit by just being active and eating my meals in moderation. I can't stand going to the gym and running aimlessly on a treadmill; it's boring and monotonous. -Radhika Pandit

I feel like you can eat everything that you want in moderation. -Devon Windsor

This might be the wrong answer, but I kind of just eat whatever I want in moderation. -Devon Windsor

I try everything in moderation, but listen, if I'm at some great Italian restaurant and they bring out the wonderful bread and butter, I'm the first one to dive in the basket. -Lori Loughlin

The most important thing about drinking on the road is just you've gotta do it in moderation, first of all. You've gotta know your limits. -Vinnie Paul

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