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golden mean

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
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  • AHD: gōld'ən mēn

Noun

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golden mean

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  1. A position of precise 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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