My Daily Prayer

You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Ask for a stout heart that has no fear of death,
and deems length of days the least of Nature’s gifts.
that can endure any kind of toil,
that knows neither wrath nor desire
and thinks the woes and hard labors of Hercules better than
the loves and banquets and downy cushions of Sardanapalus.
What I commend to you, you can give to yourself;
For assuredly, the only road to a life of peace is virtue.

Roman poet Juvenal, satire X, 55AD.

PS that image is supposed to be statue of hercules but my website editor found it difficult to focus elsewhere…

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