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A silver lining to this year's prize is that the Academy followed the advice of my favorite poet, Horace and embraced a golden mediocrity:

You will live better, Licinius, by neither
always pressing the deep nor, while you carefully
dread storms, by excessively pressing
the treacherous shore.

Whoever seeks a golden mediocrity
is safely free...

Rectius vives, Licini, neque altum
semper urgendo neque, dum procellas
cautus horrescis, nimium premendo
litus iniquum.

Auream quisquis mediocritatem
diligit, tutus caret obsoleti...
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