Moving poem, both a rebuke and an encouragement.
Sayings of the wise“One must always do what the Devil forbids.”
by Martin Luther WittenbergHall, written in 1530, from a letter counselling a young man
‘For this is what it means to be a king: to be first in every desperate attack and last in every desperate retreat, and when there’s hunger in the land (as must be now and then in bad years) to wear finer clothes and laugh louder over a scantier meal than any man in your land’— C.S. Lewis, King Lune to Cor, in The Horse and His Boy, Chap. 15 “Rabadash the Ridiculous”