Simonides, Fragment 37.1 1-3

“It is hard for a man to be truly good, built evenly with hands, feet and mind without blame.”

 

ἄνδρ’ ἀγαθὸν μὲν ἀλαθέως γενέσθαι

χαλεπὸν χερσίν τε καὶ ποσὶ καὶ νόωι

τετράγωνον ἄνευ ψόγου τετυγμένον·

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