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...in principle is always a vice.--THOMAS PAINE.
The boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale our guardian angel quits his charge of us.--FELTHAM.
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.--BISHOP HALL.
The superior man wishes to be slow in his words and earnest in his conduct.--CONFUCIUS.
Moderation resembles temperance. We are not unwilling to eat more, but are afraid of doing ourselves harm.--LA ROCHEFOUCAULD.
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. So far from greatness consisting in going beyond its limits, it really consists in keeping within it.--PASCAL.
MODESTY.--A modest person seldom fails to gain the goodwill of those he converses with, because nobody envies a man who does not appear to be pleased with himself.--STEELE.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.--GOLDSMITH.
True modesty avoids... Pascal, Blaise
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