Your minds that once did stand erect and strong,
What madness swerves them from their wonted course?

[Quo vobis mentes, rectae quae stare solebant
Antehac, dementis sese flexere viai?]

Quintus Ennius (239-169 BC) Roman poet, writer

Quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, ch. 4, v. 14, vi. 16 [trans. Falconer]
Added on 30-Jan-20 | Last updated 30-Jan-20
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