Nothing in Excess

{ μηδὲν ἄγαν | Chilon }

Chilon of Sparta was one of the Seven Sages of Greece and was the author of some 600 verses familiar to ancient Greeks and admired greatly. More famous, however, were three of his typically Laconic phrases carved over the entrance to the temple of Apollo in Delphi, one of them being Meden Agan (μηδὲν ἄγαν) – ‘Nothing in excess’. Doing something “in moderation” means not doing it excessively. The phrase declares the importance of prudence (Greek: sophrosyne), which means that one can stand above one’s thoughts, passions and actions and “moderate” them. It also attributes the dominant philosophy of Spartan culture.


  • 100% cotton
  • short-sleeves
  • two styles – for men & women
  • women: wide scoop-neck, A-line
  • men: crewneck, vintage look