Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Obesity and moderation

The answer to the problem of obesity is to develop social conventions about moderation. We need to learn not to over-indulge all the time. As the famous quote from Terence suggests 'Moderation in all things'. However, this is best tempered by W. Somerset Maugham's point: 'Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.'

Perhaps Thomas Paine sums it up best: 'Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.'

Here's some more thoughts on moderation: Quotation Search - Quote Search - The Quotations Page


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