It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Limits of State Action (1792), English edition The Sphere and Duties of Government, as translated by Joseph Coulthard (1854). By: Redactor Galileo Galilei Wilhelm von Humboldt Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website − three = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.