Gratis paenitet esse probum
[A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.]

Ovid (43 BC-AD 17) Roman poet [Publius Ovidius Naso]
Ex Ponto, Bk 2, ch 3

Trans. Henry T. Riley. Alt. translation (Bartlett): "It is annoying to be honest to no purpose."
Added on 22-Nov-07 | Last updated 22-Nov-07
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