Before the fall (updated)

“The god loves to cut down all towering things…  the god suffers none but himself to be haughty. Rash haste ever goes before a fall; but self-restraint brings blessings, not seen at the moment perhaps, yet found out in due time.

“These are the words Herodotus makes the wise Artabanus speak to his nephew, Xerxes, King of Persia… .”

Xerxes did not heed these words.

Sin is punished with ruin.

A Primer of Greek Literature (1909)

Sin is punished with ruin

Yo! GOP! Sin is punished with ruin. L.O.L. Sorry. I forgot this isn’t a political blog.