„Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.“

—  Démocrite, Freeman (1948) Variant: It is childish, not manly, to have immoderate desires.
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„The Victorians have been immoderately praised, and immoderately blamed, and surely it is time we formed some reasonable picture of them?“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Context: The Victorians have been immoderately praised, and immoderately blamed, and surely it is time we formed some reasonable picture of them? There was their courageous, intellectually adventurous side, their greedy and inhuman side, their superbly poetic side, their morally pretentious side, their tea and buttered toast side, and their champagne and Skittles side. Much like ourselves, in fact, though rather dirtier. The Girl with the Swansdown Seat/Abode of Love/1848 (1956).

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„The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël Swiss author 1766 - 1817
Sometimes published as an anonymous saying, this was attributed to Bishop Samuel Wilberforce in Is It Nothing To You? Social Purity, A Grave Moral Question (1884) by Henry Rowley, p. 88; to Samuel Taylor Coleridge in "Would You Be Re-elected", Munsey's Magazine (April 1909), p. 769; and to de Staël in Aspects of Western Civilization : Problems and Sources in History (2003), p. 294

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„These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.“

—  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 12th President of Turkey from 2014 1954
"PM Erdogan: The Term “Moderate Islam” Is Ugly And Offensive; There Is No Moderate Islam; Islam Is Islam" https://web.archive.org/web/20070826165606/http://www.thememriblog.org/turkey/blog_personal/en/2595.htm, Memri Turkish Media Blog (August 21, 2007)

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„The great man is not the child of his age but its step-child.“

—  Georg Brandes Danish literature critic and scholar 1842 - 1927
[paraphrasing Nietzsche] p. 11

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—  Sathya Sai Baba Indian guru 1926 - 2011
Interview with R. K. Karanjia for Blitz magazine (1976)

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„It is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read.“

—  Ezra Taft Benson President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1899 - 1994

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