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Divine strength is roused with difficulty, but still is sure. It chastises those mortals  who honor folly and those who in their insanity do not extol the gods. The gods cunningly conceal the long pace of time and  hunt the impious. For it is not right to determine or plan anything beyond the laws. For it is a light expense to hold that whatever is divine has power,  and that which has been law for a long time is eternal and has its origin in nature. What is wisdom? Or what greater honor do the gods give to mortals than to hold one's hand  in strength over the head of enemies? What is good is always dear.
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