Austonius, fully Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Austonius, fully Decimus Magnus
Ausonius
310
395

Latin Poet and Rhetorician

Author Quotes

Begin whatever you have to do: the beginning of a work stands for the whole.

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.

If thou art terrible to many, then beware of many.

The best memorial for a mighty man is to gain honor ere death.

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.

Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.

Let me not do unto any that which at the same time I would not have done to me.

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

If thou does aught good, do it quickly. For what is done quickly will be acceptable. Favors slowly granted are unfavorably received.

When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.

A favor tardily bestowed is no favor; for a favor quickly granted is a more agreeable favor.

Begin; to begin is half the work. Let half still remain; at gain begin this, and thou wilt have finished.

Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.

Enjoy your possessions as mortal; see to them as though immortal.

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First Name
Austonius, fully Decimus Magnus
Last Name
Ausonius
Birth Date
310
Death Date
395
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Latin Poet and Rhetorician