Happy is he who doesn’t consider recklessly
the vain opinions of men, but thinking himself
with right mind exerts the divine virtue.
Happy is he who doesn’t foolishly pursue
an always growing bunch of wealth without purpose, but measures
wealth with the reasonable needs of his body.
Happy is he who put a suitable limit to enjoyment,
so that no evil can come for the soul
nor for the body, but lives in agreement with the divine virtue.
George Gemistos Plethon
translated by Manuela Simeoni
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