Born in 43 BC / Died in 17 / Italy / English
Art lies by its own artifice.
An evil life is a kind of death.
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
Against the bold, daring is unsafe.
Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.
To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another.
The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.
Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock.
The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you.
Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
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