“Moreover, I have lived to see my friends made1
prosperous and happy through my efforts and my enemies reduced by me to subjection; and my country, which once played no great part in Asia
, I now leave honoured above all. Of all my conquests, there is not once that I have not maintained. Throughout the past I have fared even as I have wished; but a fear that was ever at my side, lest in the time to come I might see or hear or experience something unpleasant, would not let me become overweeningly proud or extravagantly happy.