St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis on the importance of balance
"Too much self-indulging or too much self-discipline have one thing in common: too much. Living to extremes--either extreme - generally does little to promote lasting health, happiness or holiness."
"The practice of devotion - the practice of true love - is usually found somewhere in the middle."
"Salt and sugar are both excellent things, but too much of either spoils the dish."
"If you must go to excess on one side or the other, let it be toward indulgence, for no sauce was ever spoiled by sugar."
"A sensible mind is a medium mind which is neither too great nor too little."
"Our minds must not be kept always on the stretch."