Beauty is shed on the moral virtues in so far as they shine with the order of reason, especially on temperateness
, which clears the lusts that fog the light of intelligence.
Meanwhile, the link between the temperateness
and conservativeness of the middle class as their chief social characteristics and transnational capital and globalization has contributed to the increasing secularism of literature.
Kimball, the author of a key war plan, Roosevelt reviewed the likely military options and inserted this parenthetic statement--"and I want to say that I do think President McKinley, who is naturally desirous of keeping the peace, has combined firmness and temperateness
very happily in his treatment of Spain" (Morison et al.
Merely asking the question answers it, for whatever might be the case at the welcome limit of full participation, complete temperateness
, and ongoing stability, (where punishment, by the way, would not be needed), we never arrive, let alone live, at that limit.
Nor is "civility" an adequate synonym, in the familiar usage equating civility "with decorum, with temperateness
of speech, with politeness and a high-minded determination not to descend from principles to personalities.