If pale beans bubble for you in a red earthenware pot You can oft decline the dinners of sumptuous hosts.
Martial (c.40 - c.102)
Contributed by: Zaady
The bee is enclosed, and shines preserved in amber, so that it seems enshrined in its own nectar.
Stop abusing my verses, or publish some of your own.
I know these are nothing.
Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.
Each day provides its own gifts.
Source: Epigrams, 86 A.D.
A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past life is to live twice.
The flaw which is hidden is deemed greater than it is.
I don't like you, Sabidius, I can't say why; But I can say this: I don't like you, Sabidius
You complain, friend Swift, of the length of my epigrams, but you yourself write nothing. Yours are shorter.
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