I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest.
Love can be put off, never abandoned.
Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats.
Afflicted by love’s madness all are blind.
Tell me who is able to keep his bed chaste, or which goddess is able to live with one god alone?
Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.