Your mind can be your enemy or friend. If you always follow your heart, your mind will feel neglected. If you follow only your mind, your heart will never forgive you. Never ignore your conscience, yet always be conscious of reason. Make your heart and mind friends and you will have peace of mind throughout life's seasons.
(Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. First Sea Lord (Laurence Naismith), Sink the Bismarck! Referring to a fellow officer, 1960.
Based on a true story. Based on a book by C.S. Forrester.)
O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
(Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneas, in Aeneid, bk. 3, l. 56-7 (19 B.C.), trans. by J.W. MacKail (1908).
Alluding to the story of Polydorus, who was killed for his gold by the treacherous King of Thrace during the Trojan War. In Dante's Purgatory, cto. 22, Virgil's lines are seemingly misconstrued by Statius.)