Moderation in all things

Moderation in all things.

Prov. Do not do anything too much or too little. Felicia always ate sparingly. "Moderation in all things," she told herself. Jane: I think you watch too much TV. Jill: So you think I shouldn't watch any? Jane: No, just watch a reasonable amount. Moderation in all things.
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Moderation in all things.

something that you say which means you should not do or have too much of anything The latest thinking is that eating a little of the food you like won't harm you. Moderation in all things, as they say.
See also: all, thing
References in classic literature ?
I wish there may not be a little sulkiness of temper--her poor mother had a good deal; but we must make allowances for such a child--and I do not know that her being sorry to leave her home is really against her, for, with all its faults, it was her home, and she cannot as yet understand how much she has changed for the better; but then there is moderation in all things.
While moderation in all things is a very noble thought, it is not necessarily a Christian one.
THERE is an old saying that moderation in all things is to be commended as a rule in every person's life.
In ancient times, philosophers advised moderation in all things.
She said the secret of her long and happy life was a sense of humour and moderation in all things.
As he stood before this congregation in finely tailored vestments, this spiritual master suggested practical ways to live, among them: share the good things; pitch in for the hard work; keep the spirit before you and be led by it; seek out and keep before you icons that reflect the true welfare of the community; mentor the young; learn how to handle disappointment; set up situations of dialogue; meditate; find ways to build bridges; be open to ideas emanating from others; be dedicated and disciplined to a system that has a goal; find ways to live together wholly and wholesomely; reach out by doing community work; remember and exercise moderation in all things.