|For God hates utterly|
The bray of bragging tongues.
|How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!|
|I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.|
|The ideal condition|
Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct;
But since we are all likely to go astray,
The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.
|There is no happiness where there is no wisdom;|
No wisdom but in submission to the gods.
Big words are always punished,
And proud men in old age learn to be wise.