The highest goodness is to hold fast the golden mean. Amongst the people it has long been rare. H
How far-reaching is the moral excellence that flows from the Constant Mean! It has for a long time been rare among the people. J
Perfect is the virtue which is according to the Constant Mean! Rare for a long time has been its practice among the people. L
That virtue is perfect which adheres to a constant mean. It has long been rare amongst men. G
He aims to maintain this without falling short or surpassing it, and does not try to escape one extreme by going to the opposite extreme.