Epigram 9.54

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Codex Palatinus 23, p. 365

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γῆρας ἐπὰν μὲν ἀπῇ, πᾶς εὔχεται: ἢν δὲ ποτ᾽ ἔλθῃ,
μέμφεται: ἔστι δ᾽ ἀεὶ κρεῖσσον ὀφειλόμενον.

— Paton edition

Everyone prays for old age when it is still absent, but finds fault with it when it comes. It is always better while it is still owing to us.

— Paton edition

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