Quotations by Propertius


Quod si deficiant vires, audacia certe
Laus erit: in magnis et voluisse sat est

[What though strength fails? Boldness is certain to win praise. In mighty enterprises, it is enough to have had the determination.]

Propertius (50-16 BC) Roman elegiac poet [Sextus Propertius]
Elegies II, x, 5

Alt trans.: "And if my strength fails, at least my boldness will be a title of honor."
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

[Semper in absentes felicior aestus amantes.] 

Propertius (50-16 BC) Roman elegiac poet [Sextus Propertius]
Elegies II, xxxiii, 43
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There is something beyond the grave; death does not end all, and the pale ghost escapes from the vanquished pyre.

Propertius (50-16 BC) Roman elegiac poet [Sextus Propertius]
Elegies IV, vii, 1
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