Why awake the lion who may tear you in pieces ? and the following Malum bene conditum ne moveris. When you have escaped an injury, or when any dispute or contest in which you were en- gaged is compromised, and settled, do nothing that may revive it, you may not come off a second time so well. " Non destare il can che dorme," the Italians say, do not wake a sleeping dog. And the French, " N'as tu pas tort, de reveiller le chat qui dort?" were you not wrong to wake the cat that was sleeping? or, " Quando la mala ven- tura se duerme, nadie la despierte," when sorrow is asleep, do not wake it."
foto – SHELLBOUND store ulmarra 2009