Quote: To the Orders of God or Muse Be Obedient

Aleksandr Pushkin

“… To the orders of God or muse be obedient.
Don’t be afraid of insult,
don’t demand the laurel wreath.
Slander and praise receive
with equal indifference.
And never argue with a fool.”
—Aleksandr Pushkin

This is actually from a poem that Pushkin wrote … not too long before he foolishly engaged in a duel in which he was mortally injured.

Yikes.

In any case, it is still a good piece of advice, one that all of us should heed.


One response to “Quote: To the Orders of God or Muse Be Obedient

  1. Pushkin was financially ruined, became persona non grata with the court, … it was a mortal knot of problems. He ingenuired his duel and calculated many consequences to his benefit.

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