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Born in 47 BC / Died in 15 BC / Greece / Greek

Quotes by Sextus Propertius

Anyone who is an enemy of mine, let him love women, but let he who is my friend rejoice in men.
Love can be put off, never abandoned.
Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave.
By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.
No rival will steal away my sure love; that glory will be my gray hair.
Love never offers to anyone wings so easy that he does not hold him back with his other hand.
Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn, but also the sheep, when harmed fights back.
Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats.
Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away.
I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest.
Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.
Afflicted by love's madness all are blind.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.