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We must treat fortune as we do health; enjoy it when it is good and be patient when it is bad.

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FRANCOIS LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

Every man is the architect of his own fortune."
Sallust quoting Appius, Second Epistle to Caesar interpreted by Henry Steuart, L.L.D., 1824 pub date interpreted by Henry Steuart, L.L.D., 1824 pub date

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Sallust

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust, (86-34 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. Throughout his career Sallust always stood by his principle as a popularis, an opposer of Pompey's party and the old aristocracy of Rome.

Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sai...
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Tennyson

It would be a curious experiment to shake the same bough again, and see if the ripe fruit were better or worse than the early windfalls.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr


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