Hello Kent--

I'm wondering about your source for the Plato quote that begins with "Moderation, which consists in indifference about little things..."

The only primary source I can find with this quote is a book called "A Treatise on Self-Knowledge" by an 18th century clergyman named John Mason. He uses these exact words, but doesn't reference Plato. If this quote, or one like it, does occur in Plato, can you point me to the work?

Also, I don't think that "Necessity..the mother of invention" occurs in Plato.

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