NEITHER THIS NOR THAT.
IF thou to be a slave shouldst will,
Thou'lt get no pity, but fare ill;
And if a master thou wouldst be,
The world will view it angrily;
And if in statu quo thou stay,
That thou art but a fool, they'll say.
Epigram by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,1815.*
To be or not to be