Decimius Magnus Ausonius

(310 AD-395 AD / Bordeaux)

Decimius Magnus Ausonius Quotes

  • ''“Truth is the mother of hatred.” ''
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  • ''“Begin—to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this and thou wilt have finished.” ''
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  • ''Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.''
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  • ''Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.''
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  • ''When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.''
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  • ''If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.''
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  • ''No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.''
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  • ''If you are a terror to many, then beware of many.''
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  • ''He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.''
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  • ''Things that we hear pass quicker from our minds than what we read.''
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