Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
We try to exile ourselves more and more from nature – not always consciously: We build houses; we dismiss nature; nature has to be outside, because we’re inside. God forbid something like a cockroach comes inside, or some dust.
Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.