As a rule, what is out of sight
disturbs men's minds more seriously
than what they see.
Men in general are quick to believe
that which they wish to be true.
When the swords flash let no idea
of love, piety, or even the face of
your fathers move you
What we wish, we readily believe,
and what we ourselves think, we
imagine others think also.
I have lived long enough to satisfy
both nature and glory.