Fortuna imperatrix mundi (nimium quem fovet stultum facit)
Very impressing, grandiloquent, but over the top!What is with those people who easily find happiness at their toy train set and others who only need a piano to wipe off their unhappiness or those who are simply notoriously industrious?
Yes, I agree with cs. Happyness is not continuous joy, but the right series of up and downs with alternating moments of pain and joy.Chamfort might even agree, but his esprit loves irony too much to say something straight on happyness. And maybe he was also superstitious and tried to outsmart fortunam imperatricem.Rectius vives, Licini, neque altumsemper urgendo neque, dum procellascautus horrescis, nimium premendolitus iniquum.Auream quisquis mediocritatemdiligit, tutus caret obsoletisordibus tecti, caret invidendasobrius aula.Saepius ventis agitatur ingenspinus et celsae graviore casudecidunt turres feriuntque summosfulgura montis.