„Better to flee from death than feel its grip.“

—  Omero, Context: No shame in running, fleeing disaster, even in pitch darkness. Better to flee from death than feel its grip. XIV. 80–81 (tr. Robert Fagles). Richmond Lattimore's translation: : There is no shame in running, even by night, from disaster. The man does better who runs from disaster than he who is caught by it.

Οὐ γάρ τις νέμεσις φυγέειν κακόν, οὐδ' ἀνὰ νύκτα. βέλτερον ὃς φεύγων προφύγῃ κακὸν ἠὲ ἁλώῃ.

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