Begin whatever you have to do: the beginning of a work stands for the whole.
Begin: To have commenced is half the deed. Half yet remains; Begin again on this and thou wilt finish all.
Ausonius must be read to be believed! As poet, no subject is too trivial for him; as courtier, no flattery too excessive.
Be not arrogant when fortune smiles, or dejected when she frowns.
If you are dreaded by many then beware of many.
It often happens, that misery will follow a marriage when the dowry is too large.
Let the blacksmith wear the chains he has himself made.
No man will revel long in the indulgence of crime.
He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.
If you are a terror to many, then beware of many.
Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.
Can we wonder that men perish and are forgotten when their noblest and most enduring works decay?
If lucky be not proud; if unlucky, do not despond.
Every stage of life has its troubles, and no man is content with his own age.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
A favor tardily bestowed is no favor; for a favor quickly granted is a more agreeable favor.
It is tormenting to fear what you cannot overcome.
The best memorial for a mighty man is to gain honor ere death.
Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.
If thou art terrible to manyh, then beware of many.
Bear good fortune modestly.
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