To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.

[Virtus est vitium fugere et sapientia prima stultitia caruisse.]

Horace (65-8 BC) Roman poet and satirist [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]
Epistles, Book 1, Epistle 1, l. 41 (c. 20 BC and 14 BC)
Added on 4-Apr-11 | Last updated 4-Apr-11
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