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Classical and Foreign quotations

379. Crede mihi bene qui latuit bene vixit, et intra
Fortunam debet quisque manere suam, Ov. T. 3, 4, 25.
He lives the best who from the world retires,
And, self-contained, to nothing else aspires.—Ed.

Nam neque divitibus contingunt gaudia solis,
Nec vixit male qui natus moriensque fefellit !—Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 9.
Joys do not happen to the rich alone ;
Nor he liv'd ill, that liv'd and died unknown.—Ed.

Cp. also Epicurus' maxim, "Live unobserved" (λαθε βιωσας), Plut. Mor. p. 1379 (de Latent. Vivendo, 1, 2); and Cresset's Vert-Vert, Chant ii., 86.
Ah ! qu'un grand nom est un bien dangereux !
Un sort cache fut toujours plus heureux.
What dangers threaten a great reputation !
Far happier the man of lowly station.—Ed.

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