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LUCANUS (MARCUS ANNAEUS LUCAN)
Roman (Spanish-born) last of Roman epic poets
(fl. 39 - 65)
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A crime in which many are implicated goes unpunished.
      - [Proverbs]

As far as the stars are from the earth, and as different as fire is from water, so much do self-interest and integrity differ.
      - [Self-interest]

Avoid delays: procrastination always does harm.
      - [Proverbs]

By daring, great fears are concealed.
      - [Daring]

Emulation adds its spur.
      - [Rivalry]

Great cowardice is hidden by a bluster of daring.
      - [Proverbs]

Great things rush to the destruction of each other.
      - [Proverbs]

He puts his boot on his head, and his foot in his helmet.
      - [Proverbs]

He stands the shadow of a mighty name.
  [Lat., Stat magni nominis umbra.]
      - [Names : Proverbs]

Idleness induces caprice.
      - [Proverbs]

In a state of anarchy power is the measure of right.
      - [Anarchy]

It is not becoming to turn from friends in adversity, but then it is for those who have basked in the sunshine of their prosperity to adhere to them. No one was ever so foolish as to select the unfortunate for a friend.
      - [Unfortunate]

Patience revels in misfortunes.
      - [Proverbs]

Regarding nothing as done, while ought remained to be done.
      - [Proverbs]

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
      - [Ancestry]

The apprehension of approaching evil has hurried many into the utmost danger.
      - [Proverbs]

The shadow of a mighty name.
      - [Proverbs]

Thou chiefest good,
  Bestow'd by heaven, but seldom understood.
      - [Health]

Villany reduces those whom it defiles to the same level.
      - [Proverbs]

Who will think that the gods can be insulted with impunity?
      - [Proverbs]

With bated breath we offer wicked vows.
      - [Proverbs]

The victorious cause pleased the gods, but the victory pleased Cato.
  [Lat., Victrix cause Diis placuit, sed victa Catoni.]
      - Pharsalia (1, 118) [Victory]

And rejoicing that he has made his way by ruin.
  [Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]
      - Pharsalia (bk. I, 150),
        referring to Julius Caesar [Ruin]

Believing nothing does whilst there remained anything else to be done.
  [Lat., Nil actum credens, dum quid superesset agendum.]
      - Pharsalia (bk. II, 657) [Nothingness]

The liberty of the people, he says, whom power restrains unduly, perishes through liberty.
  [Lat., Libertas, inquit, populi quem regna coercent,
    Libertate perit.]
      - Pharsalia (bk. III, 146) [Liberty]


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