I know what’s right, but I don’t do it

Aiming for a structured existence in quarantine has led to 5am Sanskrit training most mornings.  Yesterday’s review of verb classes included this quote from the Pandava Gita (57):

जानामि धर्मं न च मे प्रवृत्ति-
र्जानामि पापं न च मे निवृत्तिः

I know what’s right, but I don’t do it.
I know what’s wrong, but I don’t stop

which plagued me with an echo of others until I remembered a very partial previous list I made a while back I see the better … Ovid, Petrarch, and Foscolo

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