Quote of the Week: Aristotle – Seek Moderation in All Things

Sep 18, 2008 Published under Favorite Quotes, Leadership

with respect to acting in the face of danger,
courage is a mean between
the excess of rashness and the deficiency of cowardice;

with respect to the enjoyment of pleasures,
temperance is a mean between
the excess of intemperance and the deficiency of insensibility;

with respect to spending money,
generosity is a mean between
the excess of wastefulness and the deficiency of stinginess;

with respect to relations with strangers,
being friendly is a mean between
the excess of being ingratiating and the deficiency of being surly;


with respect to self-esteem,
magnanimity is a mean between
the excess of vanity and the deficiency of pusillanimity.

- Aristotle


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  1. Dan Stewart said:

    I like Mark Twains quote; “moderation in all things, including moderation.” sic
    Extreme circumstances require extreme action.

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