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1

allegans contraria non est audiendus

no one is to be heard whose evidence is contradictory

2

alienum est omne quicquid optando evenit

what we obtain merely by asking is not really our own (Publilius Syrus)

3

bonum virum facile crederes, magnum libenter

you might believe a good man easily, a great man with pleasure (Tacitus)

4

bonum vinum lætificat cor hominis

good wine makes men's hearts rejoice

5

communis error facit jus

sometimes common error makes law

6

adeo facilius est multa facere quam diu

it is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one’s powers on one thing (Quintilian)

7

ægroto, dum anima est, spes est

to the sick, while there is life there is hope (Cicero)

8

bonus vir semper tiro

a good man is always learning

9

abstineto a fabis

abstain from beans (i.e., have nothing to do with elections—the ballot having been cast with beans)

10

bona nemini hora est, ut non alicui sit mala

there is no hour good for one man that is not bad for another (Publilius Syrus)

11

audendo magnus tegitur timor

great fear is concealed under daring (Lucan)

12

amat victoria curam

victory and care are close friends

13

communia esse amicorum inter se omnia

all things are common among friends (Terence)

14

beneficium dignis ubi des, omnes obliges

where you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all (Publilius Syrus)

15

actus me invito factus, non est meus actus

an act done against my will is not my act

16

arbore dejecta quivis (or qui vult ) ligna colligit

when the tree is thrown down, anyone who wishes may gather the wood (i.e., even the lowliest will gather the fruits of the fallen tyrant)

17

brevis voluptas mox doloris est parens

short-lived pleasure is the parent of pain

18

ardua deturbans vis animosa quatit

the strength of courage shatters higher things

19

asinus asino, et sus sui pulcher

as an ass is beautiful to an ass, so a pig is to a pig

20

bonis a divitibus nihil timendum

good men ought to fear nothing from the rich

21

a verbis legis non est recedendum

from the words of the law there is no departure

22

aliud est celare, aliud tacere

it is one thing to conceal, another to be silent

23

bonum est, pauxillum amare sane, insane non bonum est

it is good to be moderately sane in love, but it is not good to be insanely in love (Plautus)

24

aliquis non debet esse judex in propria causa

no one should be a judge in his own cause

25

accidit in puncto, et toto contingit in anno

it happens in a moment, and happens all year long

26

casus quem sæpe transit, aliquando invenit

chance (or misfortune) will at some time or another find the one whom it has often passed by (Publilius Syrus)

27

ad quæstionem legis respondent judices, ad quæstionem facti respondent juratores

it is the judge's business to answer to the question of law, the jury's to answer to the question of fact

28

acer et ad palmæ per se cursurus honores, si tamen horteris fortius ibit equus

the spirited horse, which will of itself strive to win the race, will run still more swiftly if encouraged (Ovid)

29

an quisquam est alius liber, nisi ducere vitam cui licet, ut voluit?

is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases? (Persius)

30

charitas non quærit quæ sua sunt

love does not seek things for itself

31

ambiguum pactum contra venditorem interpretandum est

an ambiguous contract is to be interpreted against the seller

32

compesce mentem

control your temper (Horace)

33

amor tussisque non celantur

love, and a cough, are not concealed (Ovid)

34

ætatem non tegunt tempora

our temples do not conceal our age

35

compendiaria res improbitas, virtusque tarda

wickedness takes the shorter road, and virtue the longer

36

absque argento omnia vana

without money all is vain

37

bis dat qui cito dat

he gives twice who gives quickly (Cervantes)

38

certum voto pete finem

set a definite limit to your desire (Horace)

39

ante victoriam ne canas triumphum

do not celebrate your triumph before you have conquered

40

beneficia plura recipit qui scit reddere

he receives the most favors who knows how to return them (Publilius Syrus)

41

bonarum rerum consuetudo pessima est

nothing is worse than being accustomed to good things (or good fortune) (Publilius Syrus)

42

aperit præcordia liber

wine opens the seals of the heart (Horace)

43

ab actu ad posse valet illatio

it is possible to infer the future from the past

44

aperte mala cum est mulier, tum demum est bona

when a woman is openly bad, she then is at the best (i.e., open dishonesty is preferable to concealed hypocrisy)

45

at caret insidiis hominum, quia mitis, hirundo

the swallow is not ensnared by men because of its gentle nature (Ovid)

46

acerrimus ex omnibus nostris sensibus est sensus videndi

the keenest of all our senses is the sense of sight (Cicero)

47

actus Dei nemini facit injuriam

the act of God does injury to no one

48

acclinus falsis animus meliora recusat

the mind attracted by what is false refuses better things (Horace)

49

bene agendo nunquam defessus

never weary of doing good (after Galatians 6:9)

50

bibamus, moriendum est

let us drink, death is certain (Seneca the Elder)

51

acer et vehemens bonus orator

a good orator is pointed and impassioned (Cicero)

52

ab honesto virum bonum nihil deterret

nothing deters a good man from what honor requires of him (Seneca)

53

beatus autem esse sine virtute nemo potest

no one can be happy without virtue (Cicero)

54

bonus animus in mala re dimidium est mali

good courage in a bad circumstance is half of the evil overcome (Plautus)

55

alteri sic tibi

do to another as to yourself

56

arcum intensio frangit, animum remissio

straining breaks the bow, and relaxation the mind (Publilius Syrus)

57

addere legi justitiam decus

it is to one's honor to combine justice with law

58

barbæ tenus sapientes

men are wise as far as their beards (referring to those who pretend to have knowledge they do not in fact possess)

59

cave ne cadas

take heed you do not fall (i.e., beware of falling from your high position)

60

aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus

sometimes even the good Homer nods off (Horace)

61

auxilium non leve vultus habet

a pleasing countenance is no small advantage (Ovid)

62

compendia dispendia

short cuts are roundabouts

63

absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit

it is absurd that he should rule others who knows not how to rule himself

64

ad mala quisque animum referat sua

let each recall his own woes (Ovid)

65

alitur vitium vivitque tegendo

the taint is nourished and lives by being concealed (i.e., vice lives and thrives by secrecy) (Virgil)

66

beneficium non est, cujus sine rubore meminisse non possum

a favor that a person cannot recall without a blush is not a favor (Seneca)

67

bonum magis carendo quam fruendo cernitur

that which is good is perceived more strongly in its absence than in its enjoyment

68

beatus enim nemo dici potest extra veritatem projectus

no one can be called happy who is living a life of falsehood (Seneca)

69

alienos agros irrigas tuis sitientibus

you water the fields of others while your own are parched

70

aliena pericula, cautiones nostræ

others’ dangers are our warnings

71

animus est nobilitas

the soul is the nobility

72

animi scrinium servitus

servitude [is] the cage of the soul animo

73

antiquitas sæculi juventus mundi

ancient times were the youth of the world (Francis Bacon)

74

cæcus non judicat de colore

the blind do not judge of colors

75

altissima quæque flumina minimo sono labuntur

the deepest rivers flow with the least noise (i.e., still waters run deep) (Curtius)

76

ad auctores redit sceleris coacti culpa

the guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them (Seneca)

77

amantes sunt amentes

lovers are lunatics (Terence)

78

actus Dei nemini nocet

the act of God brings harm to no one

79

auro quæque janua panditur

a golden key opens any door

80

amicos esse fures temporis

friends are thieves of time (Francis Bacon)

81

an nescis longas regibus esse manus?

do you not know that kings have long hands? (Ovid)

82

canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet (pl. canes timidi vehementius latrant quam mordent )

a timid dog barks more violently than it bites (Curtius)

83

amoris vulnus idem sanat qui facit

love's wounds are cured by love itself (Publilius Syrus)

84

certe ignoratio futurorum malorum utilius est quam scientia

it is more advantageous not to know than to know the evils that are coming upon us (Cicero)

85

calamitosus est animus futuri anxius

dreadful is the state of that mind that is anxious about the future (Seneca)

86

caret periculo, qui etiam ( cum est ) tutus cavet

he is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard (Publilius Syrus)

87

aliud legunt pueri, aliud viri, aliud senes

boys read books one way, men another, old men another (Terence)

88

amicitia fucata vitanda

feigned friendship [is] to be avoided

89

æs debitorem leve, gravius inimicum facit

a slight debt produces a debtor, a large one an enemy (Laberius)

90

brevis ipsa vita est sed malis fit longior (also, brevis ipsa vita est sed longior malis )

life itself is short but evils make it longer (Publilius Syrus)

91

avarus, nisi cum moritur, nil recte facit

a miser does nothing right except when he dies

92

cito maturum, cito putridum

soon ripe, soon rotten

93

animus hominis est anima scripti

the intention of the person is the intention of the written instrument

94

candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras

white-robed peace becomes men, savage anger becomes wild beasts (Ovid)

95

ad nocendum potentes sumus

we all have power to do harm (Seneca)

96

cave ab homine unius libri

beware of the man of one book (adapted from St. Thomas Aquinas)

97

cavendum a meretricibus

one ought to beware of prostitutes

98

abusus non tollit usum

abuse does not take away use

99

Cæsar non supra grammaticos

Cæsar has no authority over the grammarians

100

at pulchrum est digito monstrari et dicier: his est

it is pleasing to be pointed at with the finger and to have it said: there he goes (Persius)

101

certanti et resistenti victoria cedit

victory yields to the one who struggles and resists

102

alius est amor, alius cupido

love is one thing, lust another (Lucius Afranius)

103

ad pœnitendum properat, cito qui judicat

the one who judges in haste repents in haste (Publilius Syrus)

104

causarum ignoratio in re nova mirationem facit

in extraordinary events ignorance of their causes produces astonishment (Cicero)

105

cave quid dicis, quando et cui

beware what you say, when, and to whom

106

adhibenda est in jocando moderatio

moderation should be used in joking (Cicero)

107

antiquissima quæque commenticia

all that is most ancient is a lie (or, a fiction)

108

ama et fac quod vis

love and do what you will (adapted from St. Augustine)

109

amans iratus multa mentitur

an angry lover tells himself many lies (Publilius Syrus)

110

alii sementem faciunt, alii metentem

some do the planting, others the reaping

111

beneficia dare qui nescit, injuste petit

the one who knows not how to confer a kindness has not the right to ask any for himself

112

audiatur et altera pars

let the other side also have a hearing (Seneca)

113

ars fit ubi a teneris crimen condiscitur annis

where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature (Ovid)

114

audi alteram partem

hear the other party (i.e., listen to both sides) (St. Augustine)

115

acti labores jucundi

the remembrance of past labors is pleasant

116

certis rebus certa signa præcurrunt

certain signs precede certain events (Cicero)

117

acta deos nunquam mortalia fallunt

the deeds of men never escape the gods (Ovid)

118

auscultare disce, si nescis loqui

if you do not know how to talk, learn to listen (Pomponius Bononiensis)

119

cæteris major qui melior

the one who is better than all others is greater

120

brevissima ad divitias per contemptum divitiarum via est

the shortest way to wealth lies in the contempt of wealth (Seneca)

121

ad perniciem solet agi sinceritas

honesty is often goaded to ruin (Phædrus)

122

ardua res hæc est opibus non tradere mores

it is a hard thing not to surrender morals for riches (Martial)

123

atrocitatis mansuetudo est remedium

gentleness is the remedy for cruelty (Phaedrus)

124

animus æquus optimum est ærumnæ condimentum

a patient mind is the best remedy for trouble (Plautus)

125

boni judicis est lites dirimere

a good judge is one who prevents litigation

126

bonæ leges malis ex moribus proceantur

good laws grow out of evil acts (Macrobius)

127

bellum nec timendum nec provocandum

war ought neither to be dreaded nor provoked (Pliny the Younger)

128

alterum alterius auxilio eget

one thing needs the help of another

129

a fronte præcipitium a tergo lupi

a precipice before (me), wolves behind (me) (i.e., caught between death and dismemberment)

130

audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace

use your ears and eyes, but hold your tongue, if you would live in peace

131

beneficium accipere libertatem vendere est

to accept a favor is to sell one's liberty (Publilius Syrus and Laberius)

132

aliæ nationes servitutem pati possunt, populi Romani est propria libertas

other nations may be able to put up with slavery, but liberty is peculiar to the Roman people (Cicero)

133

cogitationis pœnam nemo meretur

no one deserves punishment for a thought

134

amicus verus rara avis

a true friend is a rare bird

135

asperius nihil est humili cum surgit in altum

nothing is more harsh (or galling) than a low man raised to a high position (Claudian)

136

bis vivit qui bene vivit

he lives twice who lives well

137

bis repetita placent

that which pleases is twice repeated (Horace)

138

ars prima regni posse te invidiam pati

the first art to be learned by a ruler is to endure envy (Seneca)

139

assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem sæpe vincit

constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill (Cicero)

140

aliorum medicus, ipse ulceribus scates

a physician to others, while you yourself are full of ulcers

141

bene dormit, qui non sentit quod male dormiat

he sleeps well who is not conscious that he sleeps ill

142

ærugo animi, rubigo ingenii

rusty mind, blighted genius (i.e., idleness is the blight of genius)

143

barbaris ex fortuna pendet fides

the fidelity of barbarians depends on fortune (Livy)

144

aquam a pumice nunc postulas

you are trying to get water from a stone (Plautus)

145

ægrotanti medicus est oratio

kind words are as a physician to an afflicted spirit

146

aliis lætus, sapiens sibi

cheerful for others, wise for himself

147

a facto ad jus non datur consequentia

the inference from the fact to the law is not allowed

148

aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent

other people's things are more pleasing to us, and ours to other people (Publilius Syrus)

149

amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus

love has both honey and gall in abundance (Plautus)

150

adversæ res admonent religionum

adversity reminds men of religion (Livy)

151

amicum perdere est damnorum maximum

to lose a friend is the greatest of all losses (Publilius Syrus)

152

absentem lædit cum ebrio qui litigat

to quarrel with a drunk is to dispute with a man who is not there (Publilius Syrus)

153

arma pacis fulcra

arms are the props (or buttresses) of peace

154

alium silere quod valeas (or voles ), primus sile

to make another person hold his tongue, be first silent (Seneca)

155

aliquis malo sit usus ab illo

let us derive some use or benefit from that evil

156

amabit sapiens, cupient cæteri

the wise man loves, the others are lecherous (Lucius Afranius)

157

amicum ita habeas, posse ut fieri hunc inimicum scias

be on such terms with your friend as if you knew that he might one day become your enemy (Laberius)

158

colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo

a giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well (Seneca)

159

amicus vitæ solatium

a friend is the solace of life

160

bonum est fugienda aspicere in alieno malo

it is good to see in the misfortune of another what we should shun ourselves (Publilius Syrus)

161

bonus judex damnat improbanda, non odit

the good judge condemns the crime, but does not hate the criminal (Seneca)

162

aliquando et insanire jucundum est

it is pleasant at times to play the madman (Seneca)

163

arcanum demens detegit ebrietas

mad drunkenness discloses every secret (Virgil)

164

bis interimitur qui suis armis perit

he dies twice who perishes by his own weapons (i.e., by his own devices) (Publilius Syrus)

165

capiat qui capere possit

let him take who can (i.e., catch as catch can)

166

ad damnum adderetur injuria

that would be adding insult to injury (Cicero)

167

arbores serit diligens agricola, quarum aspiciet baccam ipse nunquam

the industrious husbandman plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see (Cicero)

168

aliquid mali propter vicinum malum

something bad from a bad neighbor (i.e., to be harmed because of an evil neighbor)

169

ægrescit medendo

he grows worse with the treatment (i.e., the remedy is worse than the disease) (adapted from Virgil)

170

adolescentem verecundum esse decet

it becomes a young man to be modest (Plautus)

171

animum rege, qui nisi paret imperat

rule your spirit well, for if it is not subject to you, it will rule over you (Horace)

172

a proximis quisque minime anteiri vult

no one likes to be surpassed by those of his own level (Livy)

173

cælum (or cœlum ) non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt

they change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea (Horace)

174

ære quandoque salutem redimendam

safety must sometimes be bought with money

175

bella gerant alii

leave war to others (Ovid)

176

amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus

a friend is one soul in two bodies (Aristotle)

177

bene qui sedulo

he lives well who lives industriously

178

ab uno disce omnes

from one learn all (i.e., from one sample we judge the rest) (Virgil)

179

carpent tua poma nepotes

your descendants will pick your fruit

180

citius venit periculum cum contemnitur

the danger we despise comes quickest upon us (Publius Syrus and Laberius)

181

æquo animo pœnam, qui meruere, ferant

let those who have deserved their punishment bear it patiently (Ovid)

182

a cane non magno sæpe tenetur aper

a boar is often held by a not-so-large dog (Ovid)

183

bonus dux bonum reddit militem

the good leader makes good soldiers

184

abeunt studia in mores

pursuits become habits (Ovid)

185

ad calamitatem quilibet rumor valet

any rumor is sufficient against calamity (i.e., when a disaster happens, every report confirming it obtains ready credence)

186

cito scribendo non fit, ut bene scribatur; bene scribendo fit, ut cito

write quickly and you will never write well; write well, and you will soon write quickly (Quintilian)

187

adhuc tua messis in herba est

your crop is still in grass (Ovid)

188

animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibus

cultivation is as necessary to the soul as food is to the body (Cicero)

189

annus inceptus habetur pro completo

a year begun we reckon as completed

190

æqua tellus pauperi recluditur regumque pueris

the impartial earth opens alike for the child of the pauper and that of the king (Horace)

191

candide secure

honesty is the best policy

192

aut disce, aut discede; manet sors tertia, cædi

either learn, or depart; a third course is open to and Publilius Syrus)

193

amor gignit amorem

love begets love

194

alius peccat, alius plectitur

one man sins, the other is punished

195

cogas amantem irasci, amare si velis

you must make a lover angry if you wish him to love (Publilius Syrus)

196

audax ad omnia fœmina, quæ vel amat vel odit

a woman, when she either loves or hates, will dare anything

197

amicus in necessitate probatur

a friend is proven in time of necessity (or, a friend in need is a friend indeed)

198

amici probantur rebus adversis

friends are proved by adversity (Cicero)

199

atria regum hominibus plena sunt, amicis vacua

the courts of kings are full of men, empty of friends (Seneca)

200

æqua lege necessitas, sortitur insignes et imos

necessity apportions impartiality to the high and the low (Horace)

201

cave ne quidquam incipias, quod post pœniteat

take care not to begin anything of which you may repent (Publilius Syrus)

202

cedant arma togæ, concedant laurea laudi

let arms yield to the toga, laurels to pæans (Cicero)

203

actio personalis moritur cum persona

a personal action (or right) dies with the person

204

celsæ graviore casu decidunt turres

lofty towers fall with a heavier crash (Horace)

205

ad præsens ova cras pullis sunt meliora

eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow (i.e., a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush)

206

amicitia semper prodest, amor et nocet

friendship always benefits, love sometimes injures (Seneca and Publilius Syrus)

207

bis dat qui temptestive donat

he gives twice who gives on time

208

a prima descendit origine mundi causarum series

even from the first beginnings of the world descends a series of causes (Lucan)

209

cadit ira metu

fear causes anger to subside (Ovid)

210

æquari pavet alta minori

a lofty thing fears being made equal with a lower

211

aliter catuli longe olent, aliter sues

puppies and pigs have a very different smell (Plautus)

212

caseus est sanus quem dat avara manus

cheese is healthy when given with a sparing hand

213

aliena opprobria sæpe absterrent vitiis

we are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others (Horace)

214

cautus metuit foveam lupus

the cautious wolf fears the snare

215

amor omnibus idem

love is the same in all (Virgil)

216

conjunctio maris et fœminæ est de jure naturæ

the conjuction of man and woman is of the law of nature

217

aurum omnes victa jam pietate colunt

all men now worship gold, all other types of reverence being done away

218

bene qui pacifice

he lives well who lives peacefully

219

adjuvat in bello pacatæ ramus olivæ

in war the olive branch of peace is of use (Ovid)

220

bis peccare in bello non licet

it is not permitted to err twice in war

221

amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas

Plato is my friend, but truth is more my friend

222

charta non erubescit

a document does not blush

223

addecet honeste vivere

it much becomes us to live honorably

224

abi in malam crucem

(fig.) to the devil with you!

225

amicus certus in re incerta cernitur

a true friend is certain when certainty is uncertain (i.e., a friend in need is a friend indeed) (Ennius)

226

actum ne agas

do not do what is done (i.e., leave well enough alone) (Terence and Cicero)

227

adsit regula, peccatis quæ pœnas irroget æquas

have a rule apportioning to each offense its appropriate penalty (Horace)

228

actus legis nulli facit injuriam

the act of the law does injury to no one

229

accidit in puncto quod non contingit in anno

what does not occur in the whole course of the year may happen in a moment

230

bonis quod bene fit (or benefit ) haud perit

whatever good is done for good men is never done in vain (Plautus)

231

amittit famam qui se indignis comparat

he loses repute who compares himself with unworthy people (Phædrus)

232

ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio

one is quick to suspect where one has suffered harm before (or, the losing side is full of suspicion) (Publilius Syrus)

233

ab alto speres alteri quod feceris

expect from Heaven what you have done to another

234

acta exteriora indicant interiora secreta

external actions indicate internal secrets

235

agentes, et consentientes, pari pœna puniendi

those acting and those consenting ought to bear equal punishment

236

captantes capti sumus

we catchers have been caught (i.e., the biter is bitten)

237

commune naufragium omnibus est consolatio

a shipwreck that is common to all is a consolation

238

absens hæres non erit

the absent one will not be the heir (i.e., out of sight, out of mind)

239

actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea

the act does not make the person guilty, unless the mind be guilty

240

aqua profunda est quieta

still water runs deep

241

bis vincit qui se vincit

he conquers twice who conquers himself

242

bonis nocet quisquis pepercerit malis

he hurts the good who spares the bad (Publilius Syrus)

243

age officium tuum

act your office

244

abores serit diligens agricola, quarum adspiciet baccam ipse numquam

the diligent farmer plants trees of which he himself will never see the fruit (Cicero)

245

bene orasse est bene studuisse

to have prayed well is to have striven well (Ovid)

246

accipere quam facere præstat injuriam

it is better to receive than to do an injury (Cicero)

247

auro loquente nihil pollet quævis ratio

when gold speaks, not even the least reason avails

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æstimatio delicti præteriti ex post facto non crescit

the nature of a crime is not altered by subsequent acts

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æmulatio æmulationem parit

emulation begets emulation

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abundans cautela non nocet

abundant caution does no harm

251

bastardus nullius est filius, aut filius populi

a bastard is the son of no one, or the son of the people

252

actis ævum implet, non segnibus annis

his lifetime is full of deeds, not of indolent years (Ovid)

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amittimus iisdem modis quibus acquirimus

we gain and lose by the same means

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certum pete finem

aim at a certain end (i.e., aim at a sure thing)

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amici vitium ni feras, prodis tuum

unless you bear with the faults of a friend, you betray your own (Publilius Syrus)

256

artes serviunt vitæ; sapientia imperat

the arts are the servants of life; wisdom its master (Seneca)

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amantes amentes

in love, in delirium (Terence)

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amor Dei et proximi summa beatitudo

the love of God and our neighbor is the highest happiness

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benignus etiam dandi causam cogitat

even the benevolent man reflects upon the cause of giving

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amittit merito proprium, qui alienum appetit

the one who covets what is another's deservedly loses what is his own (Phædrus)

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commune periculum concordiam parit

a common danger begets unity

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calumniam contra calumniatorem virtus repellit

virtue turns calumny back against the calumniator

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agite pro viribus

act according to your strength

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audire est operæ pretium

it is worth your while to hear (Horace)

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cito rumpes arcum, semper si tensum habueris, at si laxaris, quum voles, erit utilis

a bow kept taut will quickly break, but kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it (Phædrus)

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æquabit nigras candida una dies

one single bright day will equal the black ones

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anguis in herba latet

a snake concealed in the grass

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bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem

it is not goodness to be better than the worst (Seneca)

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ævo rarissima nostro simplicitas

simplicity is nowadays very rare (Ovid)

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auctor pretiosa facit

the giver makes the gift precious (adapted from Ovid)

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amare et sapere vix deo conceditur

even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time (Publilius Syrus and Laberius)

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boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere

it is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to flay them (Emperor Tiberius, in reference to taxation)

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accusare nemo se debet nisi coram Deo

no one is bound to accuse himself unless it be before God

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ad perditam securim manubrium adjicere

to throw the handle after the hatchet (i.e., to give up in despair)

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carpe diem, quam minimum (or minime ) credula postero

seize the day, trusting little in tomorrow (Horace)

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ardua enim res famam præcipitantem retrovertere

it is a hard thing to prop up a falling reputation (Francis Bacon)

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cogenda mens est ut incipiat

the mind must be stimulated for it to make a beginning (Seneca)

278

cœlum (or cælum ) non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt

those who cross the sea change their climate, but not their character (Horace)

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bis est gratum quod opus est, si ultro offeras

the kindness is doubled if what must be given is given willingly

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adversus miseros … inhumanus est jocus

jokes directed against the unfortunate are inhumane (Quintilian)

281

bilingues cavendi

one should beware of the double-tongued

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acerrima proximorum odia

the hatred of those closest to us is the most bitter (Tacitus)

283

auri sacra fames quid non?

what does the accursed greed for gold not drive men to do?

284

ad Græcas kalendas soluturos

they will pay at the Greek calends (i.e., never; there is no Greek calends) (Cæsar Augustus)

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adeo in teneris consuescere multum est

so much depends upon habit in the tender years (i.e., such are the advantages of an early education) (Virgil)

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cæca invidia est

envy is blind (Livy)

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beati monoculi in regione cærcorum

blessed is the one-eyed person in the country of the blind

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casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat

a chaste wife acquires an influence over her husband by obeying him (Laberius and Publilius Syrus)

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apex est autem senectutis auctoritas

the crown of old age is authority (Cicero)

290

cautionis is in re plus quam in persona

goods are better sureties than the debtor's person the experiences of others (Phædrus)

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certa amittimus dum incerta petimus

we lose things certain in pursuing things uncertain (Plautus)

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ad vivendum velut ad natandum is melior qui onere liberior

he is better equipped for life, as for swimming, who has the lesser to carry (Apuleius)

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ab inopia ad virtutem obsepta est via

the way from poverty to virtue is an obstructed one

294

carior est illis homo quam sibi

man is dearer to them (the gods) than to himself (Juvenal)

295

ab hoc et ab hac et ab illa

from this and from this and from that (i.e., from here, there, and everywhere; confusedly)

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amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur

we choose to love, we do not chose to cease loving (Publilius Syrus)

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cavendi nulla est dimittenda occasio

no occasion to be alert is to be overlooked

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amarus vitiorum fructus

the fruit of sin is bitter

299

alta sedent civilis vulnera dextræ

deep-seated are the wounds dealt out in civil conflict (or civil wars) (Lucan)

300

aliena vitia in oculis habemus, a tergo nostra sunt

the vices of others we have before our eyes, our own are behind our backs (Seneca)

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cara Deo nihilo carent

God's beloved are in want of nothing

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arma tenenti omnia dat, qui justa negat

the one who refuses what is just, gives up everything to an enemy in arms (Lucan)

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bene est cui Deus obtulit parca quod satis est manu

well for him to whom God has given enough with a sparing hand

304

ædificatum solo, solo cedit

the thing built on the land goes with the land

305

cogi qui potest nescit mori

the one who can be compelled knows not how to die (Seneca)

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camelus desiderans cornua etiam aures perdidit

the camel, begging for horns, was deprived of its ears as well

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animus tamen omnia vincit; ille etiam vires corpus habere facit

courage conquers all things; it even gives strength to the body (Ovid)

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claude os, aperi oculos

close your mouth, open your eyes

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cave ignoscas

take care not to overlook or forgive

310

anguillam cauda tenes

you hold an eel by the tail (i.e., you have caught a lion by the tail)

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cineri gloria sera est (or cineri gloria sera venit )

glory paid to ashes (the dead) comes too late (Martial)

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bos lassus fortius figit pedem

the tired ox plants its foot more firmly

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concordia res parvæ crescunt, discordia maximæ dilabuntur

with concord small things increase, with discord the greatest things go to ruin (Sallust)

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amico ficto nulla fit injuria

no injury is done to a feigned friend

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ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia

(fig.) the abuse of a thing is no argument against its use

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a fonte puro pura defluit aqua

from a pure spring pure water flows

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bis pueri senes

old men are twice children

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cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator

the empty-handed traveler sings before the robber (i.e., the penniless man has nothing to lose) (Juvenal)

319

alieno in loco haud stabile regnum est

the throne of another is not stable (i.e., sovereignty over a foreign land is insecure) (Seneca)

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æquum est peccatis veniam poscentem reddere rursus

the one who asks pardon for faults should grant the same to others (Horace)

321

acribus initiis, incurioso fine

alert (or energetic) at the beginning, careless (or negligent) at the end (Tacitus)

322

bene qui latuit bene vixit

well has he lived who has lived a retired life (i.e., he who has lived in obscurity has lived in security) (Ovid)

323

accensa domo proximi, tua quoque periclitatur

when your neighbor's house is on fire, yours is likewise in danger

324

amantium iræ amoris redintegratio est

the quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love (Terence)

325

adversus solem ne loquitor

neither speak against the sun (i.e., do not dispute with what is obvious)

326

amicus Plato, amicus Socrates, sed magis amica veritas

Plato is my friend, Socrates is my friend, but truth is more my friend

327

comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est

a pleasant companion on the road is as good as a vehicle (Publilius Syrus)

328

acceptissima semper munera sunt, auctor quæ pretiosa facit

those gifts are always the most acceptable that owe their value to the giver (Ovid)

329

ars varia vulpis, ast una echino maxima

the fox has many tricks, the hedgehog has one, and it is the greatest of them

330

cito enim arescit lacrima, præsertim in alienis malis

for a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others (Cicero)

331

aspirat primo Fortuna labori

Fortune smiles upon our first effort (Virgil)

332

appetitus rationi pareat

let your desires be governed by reason (Cicero)

333

attendite vobis

attend to yourselves

334

alia res sceptrum, alia plectrum

ruling men is one thing, entertaining them is another

335

audacter calumniare, semper aliquid hæret

hurl calumny boldly, some of it always sticks (Francis Bacon)

336

aliena optimum frui insania

it is best to profit by the madness of others

337

ab alio expectes, alteri quod feceris

what you do to others, you may expect another to do to you (Laberius and Publilius Syrus)

338

catus amat pisces, sed non vult tingere plantas

a cat likes fish, but it does not like to wet its paws

339

beneficium non in eo quot fit aut datur consistit sed in ipso dantis aut facientis animo

a benefit consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer (Seneca)

340

asperæ facetiæ, ubi nimis ex vero traxere, acrem sui memoriam relinquunt

a bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it (Tacitus)

341

beneficium invito non datur

no benefit can be conferred upon one who will not accept it

342

amicitiæ immortales, mortales inimicitias debere esse

friendships should be immortal, enmities should be mortal (Livy)

343

amicorum esse communia omnia

friends’ goods are common property

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a minimis quoque timendum

one ought to fear even the tiniest of creatures

345

bonus atque fidus judex honestum prætulit utili

a good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient (Horace)

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bonum ego quam beatum me esse nimio dici mavolo

I would rather be called good than well off (Plautus)