Happy is he who, even being favoured,
isnít cause of evil for men, because of a terrible foolishness,
but instead cause of good things, similar to the blissful gods.
Happy is he who doesnít neglect the common good
of his breed, but instead, aware that the gods
care of the common deed, doesnít abandon it.
Happy is he who thanks the gods, for what
he has, and above all thanks Zeus himself,
from whom what is beautiful and good for everyone took origin.
George Gemistos Plethon
translated by Manuela Simeoni
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