Moderation has been declared a virtue so as to curb the ambition of the great and console lesser folk for their lack of fortune and merit.

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #308 (1665-1678) [tr. Tancock (1959)]

 
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