Neither should we forget the mean, which at the present day is lost sight of in perverted forms of government; for many practices which appear to be democratical are the ruin of democracies,.. Those who think that all virtue is to be found in their own party principles push matters to extremes; they do not consider that disproportion destroys a state.
Politica, by B. Jowett. Oeconomica, by E. S. Forster. Atheniensium respublica, by Sir F. G. Kenyon. 1921 (ed. 1921)