Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Latin is a bit rusty, but....................

Dimidium facti, qui coepit, habet; sapere aude, incipe.
Viuendi qui recte prorogat horam,
rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis;
at ille labitur et labetur in omne uolubilis aeuum.

Who’s started has half finished: dare to be wise: begin!
He who postpones the time for right-living resembles
The rustic who’s waiting until the river’s passed by:
Yet it glides on, and will roll on, gliding forever.

-Horace,  Epistles,  Book I, Epistle II

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