Hic tantum Boreae curamus frigora, Quantum aut numerum lupus aut torrentia flumina ripas.
We fear not more the winds and wintry cold, Than streams the banks, or wolves the bleating fold. Book VII, lines 51–52 (translated by John Dryden). Cf. the Francis Bacon's paraphrase: "It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be."