Cito rumpes arcum si habueris semper tensum, at si laxaris erit utilis cum voles
[You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched, but if you slacken it, it will be fit for use when you wish.]

Phaedrus (15 BC-AD 50) Roman fabulist, poet
Fables, Book 3, #14, “Aesop Playing”
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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