"Keep the Imagination under Control;sometimes correcting, sometimes assisting it.
For it is all-important for our happiness, and
even sets the reason right. It can tyrannise,
and is not content with looking on, but
influences and even often dominates life,
causing it to be happy or burdensome according
to the folly to which it leads. For it
makes us either contented or discontented with
ourselves. Before some it continually holds
up the penalties of action, and becomes the
mortifying lash of these fools. To others it
promises happiness and adventure with blissful
delusion. It can do all this unless the most
prudent self-control keeps it in subjection"