There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as does intemperate anger.
— John Webster

Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.
Mark Twain intemperate quote

A sensual and intemperate youth translates into an old worn-out body.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
— Abraham Lincoln

The realization of our soul has its moral and its spiritual side. The moral side represents training of unselfishness, control of desire; the spiritual side represents sympathy and love. They should be taken together and never separated. The cultivation of the merely moral side of our nature leads us to the dark region of narrowness and hardness of heart, to the intolerant arrogance of goodness; and the cultivation of the merely spiritual side of our nature leads us to a still darker region of revelry in intemperance of imagination.
— intemperate quotation by Rabindranath Tagore