Quotes of Immoderate

“ The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be...The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ The question is not whether the system works, but whether we like the way it works. Just because something works doesn't mean it is desirable. Concentration camps work, if your purpose is to enslave people. Stealing works, if all you care about is money… ”

- Sy Leon

“ This woman did not fly to extremes; she lived there. ”

- Quentin Crisp

“ The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies. ”

- Edward Bond

“ The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ The world acquires value only through its extremes and endures only through moderation; extremists make the world great, the moderates give it stability. ”

- Paul Valery

“ All extremes are error. The reverse of error is not truth but error still. Truth lies between these extremes. ”

- Richard Cecil

“ Nothing fools people as much as extreme passion. ”

- Bishop Hall

“ The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil. ”

- John Dryden

“ Railing and praising were his usual themes; and both showed his judgment in extremes. Either over violent or over civil, so everyone to him was either god or devil. ”

- John Dryden

“ Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another. ”

- Reinhold Niebuhr

“ No violent extreme endures. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ Preserve me from unseasonable and immoderate sleep. ”

- Samuel Johnson
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