‘Tis not in mortals to command success; but we’ll do more, Sempronius, we’ll deserve it.

Cato, Act I, Scene 2 (1712)
tagged: success

Share with your friends

{ click the image above to pin it! }

More from Joseph Addison

And those that paint them truest praise them most.

The Campaign

Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury.

Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.

Much may be said on both sides.

‘T ‘s pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul;
I think the Romans call it stoicism.

The Lord my pasture shall prepare,
And feed me with a shepherd’s care;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye.