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“Better a cautious commander, and not a rash one.”
The Augustus quote says it is better to be cautious than hasty.
Caution is prudence in acts and behaviour, and we must be cautious. A cautious person deals with problems much better than an emotional person.
If we are rational and cautious, problems, even if they are tough to solve, will almost always find a solution, even if it takes a long time. If, on the other hand, we are ruled by emotions such as anger, fear or sadness, we will never solve a situation. In addition, haste is entirely wrong because it leads us to fail very easily.
So let us avoid emotional and hasty thinking and approach our lives realistically and rationally. That way, we will be successful.
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“Bear with me the hope when I die that the foundations which I have laid for its future government, will stand firm and stable.”
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“After this time I surpassed all others in authority, but I had no more power than the others who were also my colleagues in office.”