look down from glory upon the sufferings of the unfortunate,
the labours of the wretched, thoroughly aware
these unhappy persons
standing on the edge of the abyss,
put no trust in birth, health, or riches; sunk below the condition
of these wretched ones.
learn to perceive the prudence of mankind
do not teach
see and feel the calamities which overtake men
cling more closely to fear that is what matters most.
From Emile, or Education by Jean-Jacques Rousseau