Torquato Tasso Quote
Thy fame has reached its height, and from this hour
'Tis fitting thou shouldst shun all doubtful war;
For conquering thou but addest to thy power,
Nor is thy glory greater than before,
While, if thou own'st defeat, thy foes devour
Thy empire, and lost honor thou'lt deplore.
Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)