Marcus Tullius Cicero quote about chance from On Old Age - You should use what you have, and whatever you may chance to be doing, do it with all your might.
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You should use what you have, and whatever you may chance to be doing, do it with all your might.
 Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Old Age (44 BC). copy citation

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Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Source On Old Age
Topic chance might
Date 44 BC
Language English
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Note Translated by E. S. Shuckburgh
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2808/2808-h/2808-h.htm

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“Nor, again, do I now MISS THE BODILY STRENGTH OF A YOUNG MAN (for that was the second point as to the disadvantages of old age) any more than as a young man I missed the strength of a bull or an elephant. You should use what you have, and whatever you may chance to be doing, do it with all your might. What could be weaker than Milo of Croton's exclamation? When in his old age he was watching some athletes practising in the course, he is said to have looked at his arms and to have exclaimed with tears in his eyes: "Ah well!” source

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