Joy and Sorrow

2.37. JOY AND SORROW. Joy and Sorrow, two twin-sisters, once quarrelled vehemently who should have the preference; and being unable to decide the matter, left it to Minos to determine. He tried all means to make them agree and go hand in hand together, as loving sisters ought; but finding his counsel had no effect upon them, he decreed that they should be linked together in a chain; and each of them in turn should be perpetually treading upon the heel of the other; and not a pin matter then, says he, which goes foremost.
MORAL. No man is to presume in prosperity, or despair in adversity; for good and ill fortune do as naturally succeed one another, as day and night. [more info]

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