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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Propertius
 
        Our dress still varying, nor to forms confined,
Shifts like the sands, the sport of every wind.
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  Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.  2
  Beauty is fading, nor is fortune stable; sooner or later death comes to all.  3
  By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused: the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.  4
  Every form as nature made it is correct.  5
  Every one follows the inclinations of his own nature.  6
  Fickleness has always befriended the beautiful.  7
  I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.  8
  Let every one engage in the business with which he is best acquainted.  9
  Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.  10
  Not only does the bull attack its foe with its crooked horns, but the injured sheep will fight its assailant.  11
  That death is best which comes appropriately at a ripe age.  12
  The eyes are the pioneers that first announce the soft tale of love.  13
  The honors of genius are eternal.  14
  There is something beyond the grave; death does not put an end to everything, the dark shade escapes from the consumed pile.  15
  Time magnifies everything after death; a man’s fame is increased as it passes from mouth to mouth after his burial.  16
 
 
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