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Quotations on Extremes

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Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

~ Robert Frost

In everything the middle course is best; all things in excess bring trouble.

~ Titus Maccius Plautus

Mistrust the man who finds everything good; the man who finds everything evil; and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.

~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.

~ George Chapman

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

~ Barry M. Goldwater

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