"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." (35) Moral virtue creates beauty; moral vice destroys it.
Higher animals also make use of their physical experience: higher temperature (within a limited range that does not excede temperateness
) causes typically good physical sensations; low temperature causes typically bad sensations.
His prose is distinctly one of temperateness
: vigorous, sophisticated, eloquent, lucid ...
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.
Almost a hundred years ago, the American Association of University Professors established guidelines for civility among scholars, saying that academic exchanges "should be set forth with dignity, courtesy, and temperateness
of language." (1) I agree wholeheartedly with these principles, and I will not succumb to the temptation to respond in kind to Professor Laycock's review.
The liberty of the scholar within the university to set forth his conclusions, be they what they may, is conditioned by their being conclusions gained by a scholar's method and held in a scholar's spirit; that is to say, they must be the fruits of competent and patient and sincere inquiry, and they should be set forth with dignity, courtesy, and temperateness
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.