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STATIUS (PUBLIUS PAPANIUS STATIUS)
Roman poet
(c. 60 - 100)

Anger manages everything badly.
      - [Proverbs]

Give time and permit a short delay, impetuosity ruins everything.
      - [Proverbs]

It is an honourable thing to be merciful to the vanquished.
      - [Proverbs]

Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always!
      - [Wickedness]

Take time for deliberation. Haste spoils everything.
      - [Deliberation : Haste]

Virtue may be cheerful without forgetting its dignity.
      - [Proverbs]

Left behind as a memory for us.
  [Lat., Nobis meminisse relictum.]
      - Silvoe (bk. II, 1, 155) [Memory]

A just fortune awaits the deserving.
  [Lat., Fors aequa merentes
    Respicit.]
      - Thebais (I, 661) [Fortune]

Oh, the blind counsels of the guilty!
  Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always!
    [Lat., O caeca nocentum consilia!
      O semper timidum scelus!]
      - Thebais (II, 489) [Wickedness]

Then fear, the very worst prophet in misfortunes, anticipates many evils.
  [Lat., Tunc plurima versat
    Pessimus in dubiis augur timor.]
      - Thebais (III, 5) [Fear]

Man is not allowed to know what will happen to-morrow.
  [Lat., Quid crastina volveret aetas,
    Scire nefas homini.]
      - Thebais (III, 562) [Future]

Fear in the world first created the gods.
  [Lat., Primus in orbe deos fecit timor.]
      - Thebais (III, 661) [Fear]

It is noble to grant life to the vanquished.
  [Lat., Pulchrum est vitam donare minori.]
      - Thebais (VI, 816) [Mercy]

Give not reins to your inflamed passions; take time and a little delay; impetuosity manages all things badly.
  [Lat., Ne frena animo permitte calenti;
    Da spatium, tenuemque moram; male cuncta ministrat
      Impetus.]
      - Thebais (X, 703) [Anger]

They send their shout to the stars.
  [Lat., Clamorem ad sidera mittunt.]
      - Thebais (XII, 521) [Stars]


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