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  • Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
    * Samuel Butler

  • Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
    * Joseph Hall

  • Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
    * Henry Kissinger

  • 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

  • The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
    * Seneca

  • Moderation is a fatal thing... Nothing succeeds like excess.
    * Oscar Wilde