[…] A man gains no wisdom before he is dealt
his winters in the world.
[…] The wise man is patient,
not too hot-hearted, nor too quick-tongued,
nor a warrior too weak, nor too foolhardy,
neither frightened nor fain, nor too wealth-greedy,
nor ever of boasts too eager, before he knows enough.
A wise man perceives how ghastly it will be
when all this world's weal desolate stands.