To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and the beginning of wisdom is to have got rid of folly.
Horatius (65 - 8 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Wars, the horror of mothers. -Bella detesta matribus
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
In the presence of the people. -Coram populo
He who feared he would not succeed sat still. -Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet
To save a man's life against his will is the same as killing him.
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero (Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow)
Source: Ars Poetica, v. 102; Hoarce (Odes, I.xi.1)
Who has courage to say no again and again to desires, to despise the objects of ambition, who is a whole in himself, smoothed and rounded.
He's happy who, far away from business, like the races of men of old, tills his ancestral fields with his own oxen, unbound by any interest to pay.
Splendidly false. -Splendide mendax
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