Statius, fully Publius Papinius Statius

Statius, fully Publius Papinius Statius
c. 45
c. 96

Roman Poet

Author Quotes

A short reign does not spare the masses.

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

Grant us a brief delay; impulse in everything is but a worthless minister.

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

I taught you sounds and words and soothed your complainings and your hidden hurts, and as you did crawl on the ground, I stooped and lifted you to my kisses, and lovingly on my bosom lulled to sleep your drooping eyes, and bade sweet slumber take you.

The mob in silence leaves their prince's side, And to the coming ruler gives its love, And is with mobs the custom.

The whole world is a man's birthplace.

Whoever truly worships the gods loves their priests.

Give not reins to your inflamed passions; take time and a little delay; impetuosity manages all things badly.

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First Name
Statius, fully Publius Papinius Statius
Birth Date
c. 45
Death Date
c. 96
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Roman Poet