Mistrust the man who finds everything good; the man who finds everything evil; and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
The extremes of glory and of shame, Like east and west, become the same No Indian prince has to his palace - More followers than a thief to the gallows
In everything the middle course is best; all things in excess bring trouble.
Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.
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.
I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
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.
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