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  • 21.
    Seize the day [Carpe diem]: trust not to the morrow.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 11, l. 8 (23 B.C.).

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  • 22.
    No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 19, l. 2 (22-8 B.C.).

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  • 23.
    Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 2, l. 38 (22-8 B.C.).
  • 24.
    Anger is a brief lunacy.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 2 (22-8 B.C.).

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  • 25.
    Life's brief span [vitae summa brevis] forbids us to enter on far-reaching hopes.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 4, l. 15 (23 B.C.).

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  • 26.
    Alas, Postumus, Postumus, the fleeting years slip by.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 2, ode 14, l. 1 (23 B.C.).
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