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APULEIUS (APPULEIUS)
Roman satirist and Platonic philosopher
(fl. 2nd century)

A Mercury is not made out of any block of wood.
  [Lat., Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius.]
      - quoted by, as a saying of Pythagoras
        [Sculpture]

Venus herself, if she were bold, would not be Venus.
      - [Behavior]

Poverty is the discoverer of all the arts.
  [Lat., Paupertas omnium artium repertrix.]
      - De Magia (p. 285, 35) [Poverty]


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