Shota Rustaveli - The Knight in the Panther's Skin
A friend should spare himself no trouble for his friend's sake,
He should give heart for heart, love as a road and a bridge…
A wise man cannot abandon his beloved friend…
Falsehood, and two-facedness injure the body and then the soul.
A narrow road cannot keep back Death, nor a rocky one;
by him all are levelled, weak and strong-hearted;
in the end the earth unites in one place youth and greybeard.
Better a glorious death than shameful life!