I, O conscript fathers, recollect that Quintus
Scaevola the augur, in the Marsic war, when he was a man of extreme old age, and
quite broken down in constitution, every day, as soon as it was daylight, used
to give every one an opportunity of consulting him; nor, throughout all that
war, did any one ever see him in bed; and, though old and weak, he was the first
man to come into the senate-house. I wish, above all things, that those who
ought to do so would imitate his industry; and, next to that, I wish that they
would not envy the exertions of another.