aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Horace, Epistles 1.2.40-43

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dimidium facti qui coepit habet; sapere aude,
incipe. vivendi qui recte prorogat horam,
rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis; at ille
labitur et labetur in omne volubilis aevum.

He who makes a start has the job half done; dare to be wise! Begin! He who postpones the hour for living aright is a bumpkin waiting for the river to stop; but it flows and shall flow, rolling along for all ages.

Written by aleatorclassicus

June 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Horace

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  1. Such a great passage!

    umbrosuslucus

    June 25, 2013 at 3:31 AM


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