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    Epigrams succeed where epics fail.
    Persian proverb</i>.

    The threadbare trees, so poor and thin,
    They are no wealthier than I;
    But with as brave a core within
    They rear their boughs to the October sky.
    Poor knights they are which bravely wait
    The charge of Winter’s cavalry,
    Keeping a simple Roman state,
    Discumbered of their Persian luxury.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    As the proverb says, “a good beginning is half the business” and “to have begun well” is praised by all.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)