But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
Do not fear for me. Make straight your own path to destiny.
ODYSSEUS I cannot recommend a rigid spirit.
Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.
It is best to live however one can be.