If thine affairs go well, be not anxious about the result,
And, likewise, if they go badly it is no loss to you,
Make submission & acquiescence and live cheerfully
Since the good & the bad of the world are not of thy ordering.


P 70

If thine affairs go well, by thy design 't is not;
If ill, of thy default, by the same sign, 't is not.
Resign thee, then, to Fate; submit and live content;
The world for good or ill to order thine 't is not.

Th 39

Prosper, 'tis not because by thee 'twas planned;
Fail, it is not thy lacking, understand;
Bow thee to Fate, submit and live content,
The world 's nor good nor ill at thy command! 

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