A short absence is the safest.
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I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
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Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.
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Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
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It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
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The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
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There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
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Love is full of anxious fears.
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Neglect of appearance becomes men.
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When disposition wins us, the features please.
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The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
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We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
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People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm.
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Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe.
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All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
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To give requires good sense.
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How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
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A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
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The burden which is well borne becomes light.
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Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
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Fortune and love favor the brave.
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Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
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An evil life is a kind of death.
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We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
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Time is generally the best doctor.
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In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
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The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
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Bear patiently with a rival.
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Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.
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Envy aims very high.
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The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.
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Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
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I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear.
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Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
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As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
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Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.
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Forbear to lay the guilt of a few on the many.
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Habits change into character.
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Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
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Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
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Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
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A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
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It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
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My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
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A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
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In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
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This also -- that I live, I consider a gift of God.
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If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
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There is something in omens.
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Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.
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If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal.
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Keep a mid course between two extremes.
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You will go most safely in the middle.
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Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships, the poor man everywhere lies low.
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Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
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Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.
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The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late.
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That you may please others you must be forgetful of yourself.
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Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
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Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
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It is no less a feat to keep what you have, than to increase it. In one there is chance, the other will be a work of art.
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Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
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Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
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What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
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What is without periods of rest will not endure.
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Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
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Daring is not safe against daring men.
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Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.
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All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.
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Skill makes love unending.
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'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.
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Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy.
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Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.
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Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
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Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.
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Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign.
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Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
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Nothing is swifter than our years.
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Time is the devourer of all things.
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Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
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The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.
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Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
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Ovid

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