In Moderation

“Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.”

Joseph Hall (English Bishop, 1574 to 1656)

That’s so much more eloquent than saying “everything in moderation.” That common quote is usually attributed to Aristotle. Also, Hall’s sentence provides a lovely mental picture.

I believe the concept is wise and true… yet can’t help laughing at Oscar Wilde’s take on moderation:

“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”

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