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Isocrates, To Demonicus (ed. George Norlin), section 42 (search)
Consider that nothing in human life is stable;Cf. Isoc. 1.29; Theog. 585. for then you will not exult overmuch in prosperity, nor grieve overmuch in adversity.Cf. Isoc. 2.39; Isoc. 12.30; Theog. 591 ff.: tolma=n xrh/, ta\ didou=si qeoi\ qnhtoi=si brotoi=sin, r(hidi/ws de\ fe/rein a)mfote/rwn to\ la/xos, mh/to kakoi=sin a)sw=nta li/hn fre/na, mh/t' a)gaqoi=sin terfqe/nt' e)capi/nhs, pri\n te/los a)/kron i)dei=n. and Kipling: “If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat these two imposters just the same.” Rejoice over the good things which come to you, but grieve in moderation over the evils which befall you, and in either case do not expose your heart to others;Cf. Theog. 1162. for it were strange to hide away one's treasure in the house, and yet walk about laying bare one's feelings to the wor