„Among all creatures that breathe on earth and crawl on it
there is not anywhere a thing more dismal than man is.“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
XVII. 446–447 (tr. R. Lattimore); Zeus. Robert Fagles's translation: : There is nothing alive more agonized than man of all that breathe and crawl across the earth.