"No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers."
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"Every old poem is sacred."
"Poets wish to profit or to please."
"No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water."
"Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?"
"I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me."
"It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country."
"Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it."
"Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day."
"Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is in flames."
"It is your business when the wall next door catches fire."
"You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back."
"Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person"
"He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little."
"Remember, when life's path is steep, to keep your mind even."
"Subdue your passion or it will subdue you."
"Anger is a brief lunacy."
"Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you."
"Anger is short madness"
"My liver swells with bile difficult to repress."
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