Céin mair molthiar, mairg áerthiar.

Céin mair molthiar, mairg áerthiar.
(long * live * (who) is praised * woe * (who) is satirized)

Happy the one who is praised, woe to the one who is mocked.

This maxim stands as a verse in a poem in LU, in the commentary on "Amrae Choluim Cille". It refers to the two powers that the Early Irish poet wielded, with which he could make or break a man: praise and satire.