Speak not nor act before thou hast
Be just. Remember that a power invincible
Ordains to die; that riches and the honours
Easily acquired, are easy thus to lose.
As to the evils which Destiny involves,
Judge them what they are: endure them all and strive,
As much as thou art able, to modify the traits:
The Gods, to the most cruel, have not exposed the Sage.