Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg by Wagner:

Scorn not the Masters, I bid you,

and honour their art!

What speaks high in their praise

fell richly in your favour.

Not to your ancestors, however worthy,

not to your coat-of-arms, spear, or sword,

but to the fact that you are a poet,

that a Master has admitted you -

to that you owe today your highest happiness.