Simo: Of these things, he pursued none with more distinction than the others, yet he applied himself to everything with a middling effort. I was overjoyed.
Sosia: There’s nothing wrong with that! I think that this is the most expedient plan in life: ‘nothing too much!’
(Terence, Andria, 31-34)
Simo: horum ille nil egregie praeter cetera
studebat et tamen omnia haec mediocriter.
Sosia: non iniuria; nam id arbitror
adprime in vita esse utile, ut nequid nimis.