In politics and religion, a moderate is an individual who is not extreme, partisan or radical. In recent years, "political moderates" has gained traction as a buzzword.
The existence of the ideal moderate is disputed because of a lack of a moderate political ideology. Many people claim to be moderate because of a lack of adherence with the more radical sides of the political or religious spectrum, rather than advocating a specific stance.
Aristotle favoured conciliatory politics dominated by the centre rather than the extremes of great wealth and poverty or the special interests of oligarchs and tyrants.
Other articles related to "moderate":
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... C T Ritchie Moderate Lord Welby‡ Progressive Hon Evelyn Hubbard Moderate Sir Godfrey Lushington Nominated by both parties Charles Algernon Whitmore MP ...
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Famous quotes containing the word moderate:
“Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a case like the present.”
—William Lloyd Garrison (18051879)
“It is not every man who can be a Christian, even in a very moderate sense, whatever education you give him. It is a matter of constitution and temperament, after all. He may have to be born again many times. I have known many a man who pretended to be a Christian, in whom it was ridiculous, for he had no genius for it. It is not every man who can be a free man, even.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.”
—Thomas Mann (18751955)