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Many have reached their fate while dreading fate.
[Lat., Multi ad fatum
Venere suum dum fata timent.]
- Oedipus (993) [Fate]
Desperate evils generally make men safe.
[Lat., Solent suprema facere securos mala.]
- Oedipus (CCCLXXXVI) [Evil]
He who tenders doubtful safety to those in trouble refuses it.
[Lat., Dubiam salutem qui dat adflictis negat.]
- Oedipus (CCXIII) [Trouble]
For I do not distinguish them by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.
- Of a Happy Life (ch. I),
(L'Estrange's Abstract) [Judgment : Mind]
It is the practice of the multitude to bark at eminent men, as little dogs do at strangers.
- Of a Happy Life (ch. XIX) [Envy]
We sought therefore to amend our will, and not to suffer it through despite to languish long time in error.
- Of Benefits (bk. V, ch. XXV, ep. 67)
Any one may take like from man, but no one death; a thousand gates stand open to it.
[Lat., Eripere vitam nemo non homini potest;
At nemo mortem; mille ad hanc aditus patent.]
- Phoenissoe (CLII) [Death]
A hated government does not last long.
[Lat., Invisa numquam imperia retinentur diu.]
- Phoenissoe (VI, 60) [Government]
He gives a benefit twice who gives quickly.
[Lat., Inopi beneficium bis dat, qui dat celeriter.]
- Proverbs of Seneca [Benefit]
No one lives so poor as he is born.
[Lat., Nemo tam pauper vivit quam natus est.]
- Quare bonis viris [Poverty]
An age builds up cities: an hour destroys them. In a moment the ashes are made, but a forest is a long time growing.
[Lat., Urbes constituit aetas: hora dissolvit: momento fit cinis: diu sylva.]
- Quoestionum Naturalium (bk. III, 27)
The soul has this proof of its divinity; that divine things delight it.
[Lat., Animus hoc habet argumentum divinitatis suae, quod illum divina delectant.]
- Quoestionum Naturalium (praefet ad 1 lib)
If you wish to fear nothing, consider that consider that everything is to be feared.
[Lat., Si vultis nihil timere, cogitate omnia esse timenda.]
- Quoestionum Naturalium (VI, 2) [Fear]
Silence is learned by the many misfortunes of life.
[Lat., Tacere multis discitur vitae malis.]
- Thyestes (319) [Silence]
Nobody has ever found the gods so much his friends that he can promise himself another day.
[Lat., Nemo tam divos habuit faventes,
Crastinum ut possit sibi polliceri.]
- Thyestes (619) [Time]
A good mind possesses a kingdom.
[Lat., Mens bona regnum possidet.]
- Thyestes (act II, 380) [Mind]
No one has had gods so favourable to him that he can promise himself a morrow.
[Lat., Nemo tamen divos habuit faventeis
Crastinum ut possit sibi polliceri.]
- Thyestes (act III, l. 619) [Tomorrow]
Death presses heavily on that man, who, being but too well known to others, dies in ignorance of himself.
[Lat., Illi mors gravis incubat qui notus nimis omnibus ignotus moritur sibi.]
- Thyestes (CCCCI) [Ignorance]
It is too late to be on our guard when we are in the midst of evils.
[Lat., Serum est cavendi tempus in mediis malis.]
- Thyestes (CCCCLXXXVII) [Evil]
An honest heart possesses a kingdom.
[Lat., Mens regnum bona possidet.]
- Thyestes (CCCLXXX) [Honesty]
While you look at what is given, look also at the giver.
[Lat., Cum quod datur spectabis, et dantem adspice!]
- Thyestes (CCCXVI) [Gifts]
The fearful face usually betrays great guilt.
[Lat., Multa trepidus solet
- Thyestes (CCCXXX) [Guilt]
Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for a kindness.
[Lat., Unicumque homo est, ibi beneficio locus est.]
- Thyestes (CCXIV) [Kindness]
Poison is drunk out of gold.
[Lat., Venenum in auro bibitur.]
- Thyestes (III, 453) [Poison]
While crime is punished it yet increases.
[Lat., Dumque punitur scelus,
- Thyestes (XXXI) [Crime]
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