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Who is Ausonius?

Decimius Magnus Ausonius was a fourth century Roman poet and teacher of rhetoric from Burdigala in Aquitaine.

Born January 01, 0310
Died January 01, 0395

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Best 23 Quotes by Ausonius

“A favor tardily bestowed is no favor; for a favor quickly granted is a more agreeable favor.”

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“Be not arrogant when fortune smiles, or dejected when she frowns.”

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“Bear good fortune modestly.”

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“Begin whatever you have to do: the beginning of a work stands for the whole.”

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“Begin: To have commenced is half the deed. Half yet remains; Begin again on this and thou wilt finish all.”

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“Can we wonder that men perish and are forgotten when their noblest and most enduring works decay?”

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“Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.”

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“Every stage of life has its troubles, and no man is content with his own age.”

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“Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.”

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“If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.”

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“If lucky be not proud; if unlucky, do not despond.”

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“It is tormenting to fear what you cannot overcome.”

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“It often happens, that misery will follow a marriage when the dowry is too large.”

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“Let the blacksmith wear the chains he has himself made.”

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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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“No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.”

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“You are not what you have done – you are what you have overcome.”


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“No man will revel long in the indulgence of crime.”

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“Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.”

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“The best memorial for a mighty man is to gain honor ere death.”

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“Truth is the mother of hatred.”

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“When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.”

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“He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.”

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“If you are a terror to many, then beware of many.”

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