Happy is he who takes care of his immortal soul, always,
so that it becomes an excellent one, not caring to excess
of his mortal part, not sparing it if needed.
Happy is he who doesn’t make himself slave to the mortals
that strike him and act senseless; since he has an imperturbable
soul, he’s above their wickedness.
Happy is he who doesn’t upset for the events
that come from the Gods, even if they’re the hardest, but bears them without pain
thinking that the good is in his immortal part.
George Gemistos Plethon
translated by Manuela Simeoni
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