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The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.

The superior man wishes to be slow in his words, and earnest in his conduct.

The true boundary of man is moderation. - When once we pass that pale, our guardian angel quits his charge of us.

There is a German proverb which says that "Take it easy," and "Live long," are brothers.

They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing. It is no mean happiness, therefore, to be seated in the mean: superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.

To climb steep hills Requires slow pace at first.

To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity. The greatness of the human soul is shown by knowing how to keep within proper bounds. So far from greatness consisting in going beyond its limits, it really consists in keeping within it.

To live long, it is necessary to live slowly.

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear long the burden of great joys.


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