Motto of Mediocrity: Nequid Nimis

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.

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