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Apollonius of Tyana, Letters 98

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βραχὺς ὁ βίος ἀνθρώπῳ εὖ πράττοντι, δυστυχοῦντι δὲ μακρός.

Life is short for a person who fares well, but for the unfortunate it is long.

Written by aleatorclassicus

November 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Apollonius of Tyana, Letters 93

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πολυλογία πολλὰ σφάλματα ἔχει, τὸ δὲ σιγᾶν ἀσφαλες.

Talkativeness involves many blunders, but keeping silent is safe.

Written by aleatorclassicus

November 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM