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Let us live then, and be glad
  While young life's before us
    After youthful pastime had,
      After old age had and sad,
        Earth will slumber over us.
          [Lat., Gaudeamus igitur,
            Juvenes dum sumus
              Post pucundam juventutem.
                Post molestam senectutem.
                  Nos habetit humus.]
      - (John Addington Symonds' translation)
        [Life]

Life is an uncharted ocean. The cautious mariner must needs take Many soundings ere he conduct his barque to port in safety.
      - epigraph from Soundings by A. Hamilton Gibbs
        [Life]

Live ye, he says, I flee.
      - on Bishop Atterbury's sun dial
        [Sun Dial Mottoes]

Mind your P's and Q's.
      - possibly from the old custom of hanging a slate in a tavern with P and Q (for pints and quarts) under which were written customers names and ticks for the number of P's and Q's
        [Proverbs]

Mors sceptra ligonibus aequat.
  (Death levels sceptre and the law.)
      - inscribed over a 14th century mural painting once at Battle Church, Sussex
        [Death]

No boy is well prepared for rough climbing, unless he is well shod with Christian principles.
      - [Youth]

O God, if in the day of battle I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me.
      - attributed to a soldier by William King in "Anecdotes of his own time", p. 7 (ed. 1818)
        [Prayer]

O, Columbia, the gem of the ocean,
  The home of the brave and the free,
    The shrine of each patriot's devotion,
      A world offers homage to them.
      - a adaptation of Shaw's "Britannia"
        [America]

Odd instances of strange coincidence.
      - Queen Caroline's Advocate in the House of Lords, on her association with Bergami
        [Circumstance]

Our country, however bounded.
      - toast founded on the speech of Winthrop
        [Patriotism : Toasts]

Our life's a flying shadow, God the pole,
  The needle pointing to Him is our soul.
      - on a slab in Bishop Joceline's crypt in Glasgow cathedral
        [Influence]

Our life's a flying shadow, God's the pole,
  The index pointing at Him is our soul;
    Death the horizon, when our sun is set,
      Which will through Christ a resurrection get.
      - a sun dial inscription once on the south wall of Glasgow Cathedral
        [Sun Dial Mottoes]

Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.
      - inscription on the Liberty Bell from Bibles's Leviticus 25:10
        [Liberty]

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
      - inscription on cannon near ashes of John Bradshaw on top of hill near Martha Bay, Jamaica, it is also the motto on Jefferson's seal
        [Mottoes : Rebellion]

Sacred to the memory of printing, the art preservative of all arts. This was first invented about the year 1440.
  [Lat., Memoriae sacrum
    Typographia
      Ars artium omnium
        Conservatrix
          Hic primum inventa
            Circa annum mccccxl.
      - inscription on the facade of the house once occupied by Laurent Koster at Harlem
        [Printing]

Sancta Maria ad Nives.
      - name of the basilica dedicated to Our Lady, now known as Santa Maria Maggiora
        [Snow]

Say, Bacchus, why so placid? What can there be
  In commune held by Pallas and by thee?
    Her pleasure is in darts and battles; thine
      In joyous feasts and draughts of rosy wine.
      - in "Greek Anthology" [Gods]

Some say "to-morrow" never comes,
  A saying oft thought right;
    But if to-morrow never came,
      No end were of "to-night."
        The fact is this, time flies so fast,
          That e'er we've time to say
            "To-morrow's come," presto! behold!
              "To-morrow" proves "To-day."
      - from "Notes and Queries", fourth series, vol. XII
        [Tomorrow]

Speak to living ears as you will wish you had spoken when they are dead.
      - [Sentiment]

Temperament is wax before the human will and God. Natural traits are powerless before moral decisions.
      - [Temperament]

"Ten acres and a mule."
      - American phrase indicating the expectations of emancipated slaves
        [Agriculture]

That blessed word Mesopotamia.
      - see Brewer's "Dictionary of Phrase and Fable"
        [Words]

The advantage to be derived from virtue is so evident that the wicked practise it from sinister motives.
      - [Virtue]

The asses' bridge.
  [Lat., Pons Asinorum.]
      - applied to Proposition 5 of the first book of Euclid
        [Proverbial Phrases]

The boy who uses vulgar words will be shunned by all right-minded boys.
      - [Sentiment]


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