Take time for deliberation. Haste spoils everything.

— Statius

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Give not reins to your inflamed passions: take time and a little delay;

impetuosity manages all things badly.

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Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always!

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It is noble to grant life to the vanquished. [Lat., Pulchrum est vitam donare minori.]

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Left behind as a memory for us. [Lat., Nobis meminisse relictum.]

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Whoever truly worships the gods loves their priests.

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Allow time and moderate delay; haste manages all things badly.

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Anguish devours the mind, and furious rage, and hope than which the heart can bear no heavier burden, when it is long deferred.

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A just fortune awaits the deserving. [Lat., Fors aequa merentes Respicit.]

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Heaven forbids that man should know What change tomorrow's fate may bring.

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Fear first made gods in the world.

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Fear in the world first created the gods. [Lat., Primus in orbe deos fecit timor.]

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A short reign does not spare the masses.

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About Statius

Quotes 19 sayings
Profession Poet
Birthday 45

In doubt, fear is the worst of prophets.

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Virtue may be cheerful without forgetting its dignity.

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What the morrow's years might bring 'twas sin for man to know.

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It is an honourable thing to be merciful to the vanquished.

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Give time and permit a short delay, impetuosity ruins everything.

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They send their shout to the stars. [Lat., Clamorem ad sidera mittunt.]

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