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Do not approve of a lawless life or one subject to a tyrant. The god grants power to moderation in every form, but he oversees other matters in different ways. [530] I have a timely word of advice: arrogance is truly the child of impiety, but from health of soul [535] comes happiness, dear to all, much prayed for.

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