golden mean

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golden mean (plural golden means)

  1. A position of balance between good and evil.
    • Horace (Odes II - 10)
      Auream quisquis mediocritatem diligit, tutus caret obsoleti sordibus tecti, caret invidenda, sobrius aula. (He who chooses the golden mean safely avoids both the hovel and the palace).

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