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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
– Oscar Wilde
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
– Henry Kissinger
Modern cynics and skeptics ... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Modern life means democracy, democracy means freeing intelligence for independent effectivenessthe emancipation of mind as an individual organ to do its own work. We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos.
– John Dewey
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy.
– Frank A. Clark
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline.
– Lewis Mumford
Modern man likes to pretend that his thinking is wide-awake. But this wide-awake thinking has led us into the mazes of a nightmare in which the torture chambers are endlessly repeated in the mirrors of reason.
– Octavio Paz
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
– Vaclav Havel
Modern man thinks he loses something time when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains except kill it.
– Erich Fromm
Modern man uses ideas and persuasion to achieve his goals; primitive man uses guns and brute force to achieve his goals! Moral and clever people choose the first method; immoral and stupid people choose the second method!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.
– George Will
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
– Aleister Crowley
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
– David Seabury
Modern society has generally ‘lost the plot’. Slavishly following its false gods and idols makes no sense in a spiritually aware life.
– Anthon St Maarten
Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.
– John Berger
Modern tourist guides have helped raised tourist expectations. And they have provided the natives -- from Kaiser Wilhelm down to the villagers of Chichacestenango -- with a detailed and itemized list of what is expected of them and when. These are the up-to-date scripts for actors on the tourists stage.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
– Paul de Man
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
– Charles Baudelaire
Modesty and unselfishness--these are the virtues which men praise--and pass by.
– Andr Maurois
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
– Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
– Madam Guizot
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
– Madam Guizot
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Modesty is attended with profit, arrogance brings on destruction.
– Chinese
Modesty is the citadel of beauty.
– Demades

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