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PHAEDRUS (THRACE OF MACEDONIA)
Roman poet and short story writer
(15 BC - 50 AD)
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The success of the wicked entices many more.
  [Lat., Successus improborum plures allicit.]
      - Fables (II, 3, 7) [Success]

That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
  [Lat., Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati.]
      - Fables (III, 11, 7) [Disgrace]

Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain.
  [Lat., Nisi utile est quod facimus, stulta est gloria.]
      - Fables (III, 17, 12) [Glory]

It is a sin for a plebian to grumble in public.
  [Lat., Palam mutire plebeio piaculum est.]
      - Fables (III, Epilogue, 34) [Sin]

Riches are deservedly despised by a man of honor, because a well-stored chest intercepts the truth.
  [Lat., Opes invisae merito sunt forti viro,
    Quia dives arca veram laudem intercipit.]
      - Fables (IV, 12, 1) [Wealth]

Since you go where all have gone before, why do you torment your your disgraceful life with such mean ambitions, O miser?
  [Lat., Abiturus illuc priores abierunt,
    Quid mente caeca torques spiritum?
      Tibi dico, avare.]
      - Fables (IV, 19, 16) [Misers]

What wilt thou do to thyself, who hast added insult to injury?
  [Lat., Quid facies tibi,
    Injuriae qui addideris contumeliam?]
      - Fables (V, 3, 4) [Insult]

Rashness brings success to few, misfortune to many.
  [Lat., Paucis temeritas est bono, multis malo.]
      - Fables (V, 4, 12) [Misfortune]

Those who plot the destruction of others often fall themselves.
  [Lat., Saepe intereunt aliis meditantes necem.]
      - Fables--Appendix (VI, 11)
        [Proverbs : Revenge]


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