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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

Consider the end.
      - Chilo of Sparta (Chilon),
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Mutually giving and receiving aid,
  They set each other off, like light and shade.
      - Charles Churchill

Ourselves are to ourselves the cause of ill.
      - Charles Churchill

Whom drink made wits, though nature made them fools.
      - Charles Churchill

Patience is sorrow's salve.
      - Charles Churchill, Prophecy of Famine
         (l. 363)

A bachelor's bed is the most pleasant.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

A wise man does nothing by constraint.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

All soils are not fertile.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Anger should never appear in awarding punishment.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

As you sow, so shall you also reap.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Care must be taken that the punishment does not exceed the offence.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Certain signs are the forerunners of certain events.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Do nothing twice over.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Every animal loves itself.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Every man's friend is no man's friend.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Everyone has his besetting sin.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Falsehoods border on truths.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Favours out of place I regard as positive injuries.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Fortune befriends the bold.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

He has no other recommendation, save an assumed and crafty solemnity of demeanour.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Honourable mention encourages science, and merit is fostered by praise.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

How do our philosophers act? Do they not inscribe their signatures to the very essays they write on the propriety of despising glory.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

How much in love with himself, and that too without a rival!
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

I hate all children of precocious talent.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Ignorance of impending evil is far better than a knowledge of its approach.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

In nothing do men so much resemble the gods as in giving help to their fellow creatures.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

It is of no avail to know what is about to happen; for it is a sad thing to be grieved when grief can do no good.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

It is peculiarly a fool's habit to discern the faults of others, and to forget his own.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

It is sheer folly to tear the hair in grief as if sorrow could be cured by baldness.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Let each man have according to his deserts.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Let every man practise the trade which he best understands.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Let him play the second fiddle who can't play the first.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Let the force of arms give place to law and justice.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Men of different tastes have different pursuits.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Neither head, nor feet. [Referring to anything very intricate.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Never less alone, than when alone.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

No deceit is so veiled as that which lies concealed behind the semblance of courtesy.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

No wise man has called a change of opinion in constancy.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Nor am I ashamed, as some are, to confess my ignorance of those matters with which I am unacquainted.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Nothing is difficult in the eyes of a lover.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Nothing is so secure as that money will not defeat it.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Nothing is so swift as calumny, nothing is more easily propagated, nothing more readily credited, nothing more widely circulated.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Now clothed like a Roman, now like a Greek. [An inconstant, perfidious man.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

O rare protector of the sheep, a wolf!
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

O these degenerate days!
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

One man thinks one thing best, another another.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Our liberality should not exceed our ability.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Pleasant is the recollection of dangers past.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Politeness and an affable address are our best introduction.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Prodigal of the property of others, sparing of his own.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)


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