Humor very often cuts the knot of serious questions more trenchantly and successfully than severity.

Ridiculum acri fortius et melius magnas plerumque secat res.

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Romulus. Quoted in Saturae [Satires], written by Horace. c. 35 BC, bk. 1.

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Romulus. Quoted in Satires and Epistles, written by Horace, translated by John Davie. Oxford University Press, 2011, bk. 1.