Definitions: (1) keeping within reasonable bounds; temperate; sober; steady; avoiding excesses and extremes; (2) mild; calm; gentle; nonviolent; (3) to lessen the intensity or severity

Meden agan (Greek); Ne quid nimis (Latin): “Nothing in excess”
• Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. — Periander (~635-585 b.c.) Ruler of Corinth

Quote: Be moderate in everything, including moderation. — Horace Porter (1837–1921) American soldier and diplomat