Horace, Epistulae 1.4

“My age is not the same, nor is my mind.”

 

Non eadem est aetas, non mens

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Democritus, Fr. 114

 

 

“It is better to be praised by another than by oneself.”

 

 

βέλτερον ὑφ’ ἑτέρου ἢ ὑφ’ ἑαυτοῦ ἐπαινέεσθαι.

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Ovid, Tristia, 2.1.13-14

If I were a more discerning man, rightly I would have despised those learned sisters, those spirits so harmful to their own student.

 

Si saperem, doctas odissem iure sorores,

numina cultori perniciosa suo.

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Pindar, Pythian 4. 247-8

 

“I have a long road to travel—but when the time comes I know a shortcut.”

 

μακρά μοι νεῖσθαι κατ’ ἀμαξιτόν· ὥρα

γὰρ συνάπτει καί τινα

οἶμον ἴσαμι βραχύν·

 

(Sort of changes “…and miles to go before I sleep….”)

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Menander, Monostichoi 583

“The gods love the man who dies young”

 

 

ὅν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος

 

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Heraclitus, Fr. 53

 

Harmony we can’t see is stronger than harmony we can

 

ἁρμονίη ἀφανὴς φανερῆς κρείττων.

 

(but I also like:

“Unseen harmony is stronger than what we can see”)

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Seneca, De Ira 3.30.3

“I have less than I hoped for, but perhaps I hoped for more than I ought to.”

 

Minus habeo quam speraui: sed fortasse plus speraui quam debui.

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