A Quote by Nicholas Grimald on deed, endurance, glory, life, pain, pleasure, and shame

In working well, if travail you sustain, Into the wind shall lightly pass the pain; But of the deed the glory shall remain, And cause your name with worthy wights to reign. In working wrong, if pleasure you attain, The pleasure soon shall fade, and void as vain; But of the deed throughout the life the shame Endures, defacing you with foul defame.

Nicholas Grimald (1519 - 1562)

Source: Musonius the Philosopher’s Saying

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