1: moderation in action, thought, or feeling.
2: habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions.
3: my best friend, my boyfriend's twin sister, who was the total opposite of her name. My best friend whose lack of temperance led to her demise.
"The most serious lies we tell are more likely to be told to the people we care about the most. Because the serious lies are told to cover up something we're ashamed of, often. When we didn't meet our own standards, our own expectations. And importantly, we didn't live up to the image that these people have of us." - Bella DePaulo