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

There are many things which may not be uttered by men in threadbare coats.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

There is more of bitterness than good nature in him.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

There is never a lawsuit but a woman is at the bottom of it.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

There is no reliance to be placed on appearance.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

There was not a greater gourmand living.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

They are safe in their number and their close array.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

They have learnt life's lessons.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

They will swear black is white.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

This is my wish, this is my command, my pleasure is my reason.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Those things please more, which are more expensive.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Those who scratch their hair with one finger. [Fearing to discompose their curls. Dandies.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Though they don't want to kill anybody, they like to have the power to do so.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

To drink Falernian wine, the sweeter for being stolen.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

To gain a livelihood at the expense of all that makes life worth the having.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Vice deceives us when dressed in the garb of virtue.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

We are worthless fowl, hatched from unlucky eggs.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

We plough the sand on the sea shore.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

When great assurance accompanies a bad undertaking, such is often mistaken for confiding sincerity by the world at large.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

When the mischief is done the door is shut.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

When your armour is on, it is too late to retreat.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Who thinks anything of goitre on the Alps?
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Who's to look after the keepers?
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Wisdom triumphs over chance.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

You kiss away her tears.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

You may safely leave that matter to take care of itself.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
  Its loveliness increases; it will never
    Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
      A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
        Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
      - John Keats (1), Endymion (bk. I, l. 1)

Know all and you will pardon all.
      - Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ

There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
      - Koran

As you behave towards others, expect that others will behave to you.
      - Decimus Laberius, (Latin)

To place yourself under an obligation is to sell your liberty.
      - Decimus Laberius

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
      - attributed to Bert Lance (Thomas Bertram Lance)

And Modesty, who, when she goes,
  Is gone for ever.
      - Walter Savage Landor

I was born at night, but not last night.
      - Judge Mills Lane

Caesar's wife should be above suspicion.
      - John Langhorne

After this, therefore because of this.
  [Lat., Post hoc ergo propter hoc.]
      - Latin Phrases

With this, therefore because of this.
  [Lat., Cum hoc ergo propter hoc.]
      - Latin Phrases

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
      - Sister Mary Lauretta (Mary Lauretta Bishop?)

He who gives himself airs of importance, exhibits the credentials of impotence.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

The more honesty a man has the less he affects the air of a saint.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

An uncalled-for defence becomes a positive accusation.
      - Legal Maxim

From his silence a man's consent is inferred.
      - Legal Maxim

Hard cases make bad law.
      - Legal Maxim

He confesses his guilt who flies from his trial.
      - Legal Maxim

He who is first in time has the prior right.
      - Legal Maxim

He who sins when drunk will have to atone for it when sober.
      - Legal Maxim

He who takes the profit ought also to take the labour.
      - Legal Maxim

It is not to be argued that the abuse of a thing proves that it is useless.
      - Legal Maxim

No injury can be complained of by a consenting party.
      - Legal Maxim

No man ought to be twice tried for the same offence.
      - Legal Maxim

The naming of one man amounts to the exclusion of another.
      - Legal Maxim


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