Thursday, June 13, 2019
For it is madness to attempt actions which are impossible, disadvantageous and disgraceful.Demosthenes, Against Meidias 69 (tr. Douglas MacDowell):
μανία γάρ ἐστιν ἔργοις ἐπιχειρεῖν ἀδυνάτοις, ἀσυμφόροις, αἰσχροῖς.
For perhaps it is madness to tackle something beyond one's ability.
μανία γὰρ ἴσως ἐστὶν ὑπὲρ δύναμίν τι ποιεῖν.