Golden Mean Quotes

I soon found out you can't change the world. The best you can do is to learn to live with it. Henry Miller


My good friends, while I do most earnestly recommend you to take care of your health and safety, as things most precious to us, I would not have that care degenerate into an effeminate and over-curious attention, which is always disgraceful to a man's self, and often troublesome to others. Edmund Burke


No matter what happens... somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"


From a worldly point of view there is no mistake so great as that of being always right. Samuel Butler


Enough is as good as a feast. English Proverb


We may outrun
By violent swiftness
And lose by over-running.
William Shakespeare


The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about. Don Marquis


The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Percy Bysshe Shelley, Queen Mab


He who makes a paradise of his bread makes a hell of his hunger. Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


Even nectar is poison if taken to excess. Hindu Proverb


To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together... humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self. William Wordsworth


Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance. Epicurus


They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing. William Shakespeare


To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. Confucius, Analects


Everything in moderation, including moderation. Author Unknown


Our moral theorists seem never content with the normal. Why must it always be a contest between fornication, obesity and laziness, and celibacy, fasting and hard labor? Martin H. Fischer


Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. Edward Gorey


We find our energies are actually cramped when we are overanxious to succeed. Michel de Montaigne