noun Poetic and philosophical usages
:: 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).
- A position of precise balance between good and evil. Eloquently expressed by Horace (Odes II - 10):
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