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Biography - Quintus Horatius Flaccus:

Roman lyric poet.
Born: -65 - Died: -8
Period:
1st century BC
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

What forbids me from telling the truth with a laugh?



Note 

Note



Other versions:
"What is to prevent one from telling truth as he laughs?"
"Why can't I laugh while telling the truth?"




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
Rien n'empèche de dire la vérité en riant.

German
Was hindert uns, mit Lachend die Wahrheit zu sagen?

Latin
Quamquam ridentem dicere verum quid vetat?




See also 

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Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.

In jest - it is well known - one may even tell the truth.




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