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Type: Poet
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 65 BC
Date of Death: 11/27/8




 

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Anger is a brief madness.
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A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
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If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.
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I strive to be brief but I become obscure.
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Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
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Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
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It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
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I teach that all men are mad.
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We are just statistics, born to consume resources.
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Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.
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Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
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It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
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Anger is a short madness.
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Poets wish to profit or to please.
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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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O imitators, you slavish herd!
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A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
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Whatever advice you give, be short.
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A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
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I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
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When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.
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I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
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Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.
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If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.
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