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Roman satirical poet
(c. 60 - 140)
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For He, who gave this vast machine to roll,
  Breathed Life in then, in us a Reasoning Soul;
    That kindred feelings might our state improve,
      And mutual wants conduct to mutual love.
      - Satire XV (l. 203) [Humanity]

The days of peace and slumberous calm are fled.
      - Satires (bk. II) [Peace]

It is difficult not to write satire.
  [Lat., Difficile est satiram non scribere.]
      - Satires (I, 29) [Satire]

Virtue is praised and freezes.
  [Lat., Probitas laudatur et alget.]
      - Satires (I, 74) [Virtue]

Indignation leads to the making of poetry.
  [Lat., Facit indignatio versum.]
      - Satires (I, 79) [Poetry]

The doings of men, their prayers, fear, wrath, pleasure, delights, and recreations, are the subject of this book.
  [Lat., Quicquid agunt homines, votum, timor, ira, voluptas, gaudia, discursus, nostri est farrago libelli.]
      - Satires (I, I, 85) [Books]

In their palate alone is their reason of existence.
  [Lat., In solo vivendi causa palata est.]
      - Satires (II, 11) [Eating]

Their conversation was brief, and their desire was to be silent.
  [Lat., Rarus sermo illis et magna libido tacenti.]
      - Satires (II, 14) [Silence]

Who'd bear to hear the Gracchi chide sedition? (Listen to those who denounce what they do themselves.)
  [Lat., Quis tulerit Gracchos de seditone querentes?]
      - Satires (II, 24) [Faults]

No one ever became thoroughly bad all at once.
  [Lat., Nemo repente venit turpissimus.]
      - Satires (II, 33) [Character]

There is great unanimity among the dissolute.
  [Lat., Magna inter molles concordia.]
      - Satires (II, 47) [Evil]

The verdict acquits the raven, but condemns the dove.
  [Lat., Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas.]
      - Satires (II, 63) [Law]

Trust not to outward show.
  [Lat., Fronti nulla fides.]
      - Satires (II, 8) [Appearance]

The grape gains its purple tinge by looking at another grape.
  [Lat., Uvaque conspecta livorem ducit ab uva.]
      - Satires (II, 81) [Grapes]

Every man's credit is proportioned to the money which he has in his chest.
  [Lat., Quantum quisque sua nummorum condit in area,
    Tantum habet et fidei.]
      - Satires (III, 143) [Money]

They do not easily rise whose abilities are repressed by poverty at home.
  [Lat., Haud facile emergunt quorum virtutibus obstat
    Res angusta domi.]
      - Satires (III, 164) [Poverty]

Here we all live in ambitious poverty.
  [Lat., Hic vivimus ambitiosa
    Paupertate omnes.]
      - Satires (III, 182) [Poverty]

With thumb turned.
  [Lat., Verso pollice.]
      - Satires (III, 36) [Judgment]

Whenever fortune wishes to joke, she lifts people from what is humble to the highest extremity of affairs.
  [Lat., Ex humili magna ad fastigia rerum
    Extollit, quoties voluit fortuna jocari.]
      - Satires (III, 39) [Forgiveness]

Bid the hungry Greek go to heaven, he will go.
  [Lat., Graeculus esuriens in coelum, jusseris, ibit.]
      - Satires (III, 78) [Hunger]

The skilful class of flatterers praise the discourse of an ignorant friend and the face of a deformed one.
  [Lat., Adulandi gens prudentissima laudat
    Sermonem indocti, faciem deformis amici.]
      - Satires (III, 86) [Flattery]

O Poverty, thy thousand ills combined
  Sink not so deep into the generous mind,
    As the contempt and laughter of mankind.
      - Satires (III, l. 226),
        (Gifford's translation) [Poverty]

Cheerless poverty has no harder trial than this, that it makes men the subject of ridicule.
  [Lat., Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se
    Quam quod ridiculos homines facit.]
      - Satires (III, V, 152) [Poverty]

Would to heaven he had given up to trifles like these all the time which he devoted to cruelty.
  [Lat., Atque utinam his potius nugis tota illa dedisset
    Tempora saevitiae.]
      - Satires (IV, 150) [Trifles]

There is nothing which power cannot believe of itself, when it is praised as equal to the gods.
  [Lat., Nihil est quod credere de se
    Non possit, quum laudatur dis aequa potestas.]
      - Satires (IV, 70) [Power]

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