Juvenal

Juvenal

Roman poet

Lived from: about 1st century AD

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Juvenal

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    A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul.
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    A lucky man is rarer than a white crow.
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    A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face.
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    A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired.
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    All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
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    Be gentle with the young.
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    Even savage animals can agree among themselves.
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    Every great house is full of haughty servants.
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    Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
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    Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance,
    And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
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    From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things?
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    Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty.
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    How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
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    Integrity is praised and then left out in the cold.
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    It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others.
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