215/365 Sophrosyne

Greek word for it was sophrosyne, “care and intelligence in conducting one’s life; a tempered balance and wisdom,” as Page DuBois, a Greek scholar, translates it. The Romans and the early Christian church called it temperantia, temperance, the restraining of emotional excess. The goal is balance, not emotional suppression: every feeling has its value and significance.

From “Emotional Intelligence”
by Daniel Goleman

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