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Memoirs of Hadrian (1951)
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In the evenings the art of building gave way to that of music, which is architecture, too, though invisible.
Nothing is slower than the true birth of a man.
Any law too often subject to infraction is bad; it is the duty of the legislator to repeal or change it.
There is more than one kind of wisdom, and all are essential in the world; it is not bad that they should alternate.
Morals are a matter of private agreement; decency is of public concern.
The written word has taught me to listen to the human voice, much as the great unchanging statues have taught me to appreciate bodily motions.
I knew that good like bad becomes a routine, that the temporary tends to endure, that what is external permeates to the inside, and that the mask, given time, comes to be the face itself.
Life was to me like a horse to whose motions one yields, but only after having trained the animal to the utmost.
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