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Petronius


Roman writer of the Neronian age; he was a noted satirist.
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Petronius
For I myself saw the Sibyl indeed at Cumae with my own eyes hanging in a jar; and when the boys used to say to her, "Sibyl, what do you want?" she replied, 'I want to die."
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Beauty and wisdom are rarely conjoined.
Petronius
Moderation in all things, including moderation.




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We trained hard . . . but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
Petronius
Litterae thesaurum est.
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Abiit ad plures.
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Not worth his salt.
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One good turn deserves another.
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Qualis dominus talis est servus.
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A man who is always ready to believe what is told him will never do well.
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Canis ingens, catena vinctus, in pariete erat pictus superque quadrata littera scriptum ‘Cave canem.’




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Horatii curiosa felicitas.
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