Moderation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old moderation quotes, moderation sayings, and moderation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Charles de Montesquieu

Moderation is the key of lasting enjoyment.     

Hosea Ballou

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Practice moderation in all things except love.     

Gary Zukav

Moderation consists in being moved as angels are moved.     

Joseph Joubert

Moderation: a median with no means, praised by those with no misfortunes, practiced by those with no merits.     


Moderation is a wiser policy than zealotry.     

Christopher Paolini

In moderating, not in satisfying desires, lies peace.     

Reginald Heber

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.     

Oscar Wilde

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

Charles Caleb Colton

One can with but moderate possessions do what one ought.     


Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Jean Paul

Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Moderation in all things.     


If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.     

Jack Kerouac

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

Ryan Robbins

Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Ryan Robbins

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Moderation is the secret of survival.     

Manly Hall

Only actions give life its strength, as only moderation gives it its charm.     

Jean Paul Richter

Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Moderation is a beautiful thing when extremes, although they exist, are the exception and not the rule.     

Kelly Borsheim

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


The boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale our guardian angel quits his charge of us.     

Owen Feltham

Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.     


Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.     

Thomas Fuller

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

Thomas Paine

Moderation is actually the flip side of dieting, that is, imposed deprivation.     

Victoria Moran