Fame, by Theognis of Megara


The generous and the brave, in common fame,
From time to time encounter praise or blame:
The vulgar pass unheeded; none escape
Scandal or insult in some form or shape.
Most fortunate are those, alive or dead,
Of whom the least is thought--the least is said.

poems.one - Theognis of Megara

Theognis of Megara