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Definition of Moderation

Moderation

  1. The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.
  2. The state or quality of being mmoderate.
  3. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.
  4. The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.

Moderation Quotations

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

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

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

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

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

moderation in Dutch is matigheid
moderation in Latin is temperantia
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