Horace: Adversity and prosperity
Adversity reveals genius,
prosperity conceals it.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Venusia, 8 December 65 BC - Rome, 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric and satiric poet during the time of Augustus in the Latin language. Horace was a son of a freed slave, he had the opportunity to continue studies in Rome and later in Athens, where he moved to study philosophy.