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"Everything in moderation"

Posted by Word Camel on May 21, 2004

In Reply to: "Everything in moderation" posted by Reporter Dru on May 21, 2004

: Help! I'm doing a story on moderation, and would love to know the derivation of that famous phrase. I've spent a few hours on it thus far... nothing. Any ideas? Thanks tons!

I think the concept is from Aristole's golden mean. It's been a long time since I read Aristole though so I'm not sure if it's lifted directly from his writing or not. It's not in Brewer Phrase and Fable or the Partidge dictionary of catch phrases.