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"To-morrow I will live, the fool does say; To-day itself's too late, the wise lived yesterday."

Martial

Born: March 1, 40

Die: 102

Occupation: Poet

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Life is not living, but living in health.

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For life is only life when blessed with health.

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Service cannot be expected from a friend in service; let him be a freeman who wishes to be my master.

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Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.

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I know all that better than my own name.

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Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.

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It is not, believe me, the act of a wise man to say, "I will live." To-morrow's life is too late; live to-day.

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He who thinks that the lives of Priam and of Nestor were long is much deceived and mistaken. Life consists not in living, but in enjoying health.

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A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past existence is to live twice.

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I do not love thee, Sabidius, nor can I say why; I can only say this, "I do not love thee."

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Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men.

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Believing hear, what you deserve to hear: Your birthday as my own to me is dear... But yours gives most; for mine did only lend Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend.

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There is no glory in outstripping donkeys.

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He writes nothing whose writings are not read.

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Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.

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If your slave commits a fault, do not smash his teeth with your fists; give him some of the (hard) biscuit which famous Rhodes has sent you.

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If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it.

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Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

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No man is quick enough to enjoy life.

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The flaw which is hidden is deemed greater than it is.

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You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!

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Neither fear your death's day nor long for it.

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If you want him to mourn, you had best leave him nothing.

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To be able to enjoy one's past life is to live twice.

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To the ashes of the dead glory comes too late.

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While you remain at home your hair is at the hairdresser's; you take out your teeth at night and sleep tucked away in a hundred cosmetics boxes - even your face does not sleep with you.

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You are so pure in mind and heart, In aspect, too, so mild, I wonder that you ever could Implant your wife with child.

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Life's not just about being alive, but being well.

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Some good, some so-so, and lots plain bad: that's how a book of poems is made, my Friend.

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Virtue extends our days: he lives two lives who relives his past with pleasure.

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You puff the poets of other days, The living you deplore. Spare me the accolade: your praise Is not worth dying for.

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A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.

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You're obstinate, pliant, merry, morose, all at once. For me there's no living with you, or without you.

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My poems are naughty, but my life is pure.

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Wine and women bring misery.

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Your page stands against you and says to you that you are a thief.

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Yesterday one has wished, to-day one attains the madly longed-for object, and to-morrow one will blush to think that one ever desired it.

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A. E. Housman

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