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


 

Horace Quotes > If a man's fortune does not...

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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.
Horace
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