moderation in all things

moderation in all things

The key to success, health, etc., is not doing, having, or consuming too much of a certain thing. Red wine, dark chocolate, and coffee are often said to be beneficial to health—but always in small quantities. Moderation in all things.
See also: all, thing

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.
See also: all, thing
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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.
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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.