In an effort to get more participation in these doodads, I've refrained from calling this one a translation exercise. Why? Because whatever is offered need not be a translation of the words, more likely a fresh rendition of the 'meaning' behind the words.
So then, try this, one and all, from a 1645 poem by Edmund Waller, Of English Verse
Poets that marble seek
Must carve in Latin or in Greek.
I'm sure that pithy ...