„Who fain would sow the fallow field,
And see the growing corn,
Must first remove the useless weeds,
The bramble and the thorn.“

—  Anicius Manlius Boëthius, The Consolation of Philosophy · De Consolatione Philosophiae, Book III, Qui serere ingenuum uolet agrum liberat arua prius fruticibus, falce rubos filicemque resecat, ut noua fruge grauis Ceres eat. Poem I, lines 1-4; translation by H. R. James
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Qui serere ingenuum uolet agrum liberat arua prius fruticibus, falce rubos filicemque resecat, ut noua fruge grauis Ceres eat.

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