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To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

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.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken.
Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.
It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.
Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.
He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.
You will go most safely in the middle.
To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.
Let not turn fun to mischief.
He who drinks a glass a day shall live to die another way.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
My God, Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation!
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
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.
There is such a thing as moderation, even in telling the truth.
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Moderation in people who are contented comes from that calm that good fortune lends to their spirit.
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.
Keep a mid course between two extremes.
Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes.
Moderate profits fill the purse.
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.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Everything in moderation -- including moderation.
It speaks volumes for a person that when placed in quite different situations, they display the same spirit of moderation.
Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.