Middle ground

Each virtue lies between two unnatural passions. Moral judgement lies between craftiness and thoughtlessness; self-restraint, between obduracy and licentiousness; courage between overbearingness and cowardice; justice between overfrugality and greed. The four virtues constitute an image of the heavenly man, while the eight unnatural passions constitute an image of the earthly man. –St Peter of Damaskos


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