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Horace

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  • Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

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  • The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

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  • He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.

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  • It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

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  • Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.

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  • Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.

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  • Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

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  • Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.

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  • The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.

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  • Make a good use of the present.

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  • Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

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  • A word once uttered can never be recalled.

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  • You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.

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  • If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.

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  • Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

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  • It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.

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  • Anger is a short madness.

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  • We are just statistics, born to consume resources.

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  • Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.

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  • Fidelity is the sister of justice.

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  • A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.

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  • Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.

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  • Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

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  • Don't think, just do.

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  • One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.

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  • The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.

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  • If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

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  • In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.

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  • Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

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  • He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

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