"What makes a criminal? Lack, generally."
"We rule with moderate strictness and, in return, we are satisfied with moderate obedience. As a result, our people are moderately honest, moderately chaste, and somewhat more than moderately happy."
"Age is a limit we impose on ourselves."
"Our general belief is in moderation. We preach the virtue of avoiding excesses of every kind, even including excessive virtue itself."
"You would be surprised how a little courtesy all around helps to smooth out the most complicated problems."
"You shouldn't be looking at the bottom of the mountain. Why don't you try looking at the top sometimes?"