I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.