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CATULLUS (CAIUS QUINTUS VALERIUS CATULLUS)
Roman poet
(87 BC - 45 BC)

I write of youth, of love, and have access by these to sing of cleanly wantonness.
      - [Wantonness]

Nothing is sillier than a silly laugh.
  [Lat., Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est.]
      - [Laughter : Silliness]

So a maiden, while she remains untouched, remains dear to her own; but when she has lost her chaste flower with sullied body, she remains neither lovely to boys nor dear to girls.
      - [Virgins]

The vows that woman makes to her fond lover are only fit to be written on air or on the swiftly passing stream.
      - [Vows]

We see not our own backs.
      - [Proverbs]

What a woman says to her fond lover should be written on air or the swift water.
  [Lat., Mulier cupido quod dicit amanti,
    In vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs : Women]

What a woman says to her lover should be written on air or swift water.
      - [Courtship]

O, what is more sweet than when the mind, set free from care, lays its burden down; and, when spent with distant travel, we come back to our home, and rest our limbs on the wished-for bed? This, this alone, repays such toils as these!
  [Lat., O! quid solutis est beatius curis!
    Cum mens onus reponit, ac pergrino
      Labore fessi venimus larem ad nostrum
        Desideratoque acquiescimus lecto.
          Hoc est, quod unum est pro laboribus tantis.]
      - Carmina (31, 7) [Rest]

Who now travels that dark path from whose bourne they say no one returns.
  [Lat., Qui nunc it per iter tenebricosum
    Illue unde negant redire quemquam.]
      - Carmina (III, 11) [Death]

What is there given by the gods more desirable than a happy hour?
  [Lat., Quid datur a divis felici optatius hora?]
      - Carmina (LXII, 30) [Happiness]

The confounding of all right and wrong, in wild fury, has averted from us the gracious favor of the gods.
  [Lat., Omnia fanda, nefanda, malo permista furore,
    Justificam nobis mentem avertere deorum.]
      - Carmina (LXIV, 406) [Gods]

What woman says to fond lover should be written on air or the swift water.
  [Lat., Mulier cupido quod dicit amanti,
    In vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.]
      - Carmina (LXX, 3) [Love]

It is difficult at once to relinquish a long-cherished love.
  [Lat., Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem.]
      - Carmina (LXXVI, 13) [Love]

I hate and I love. Perchance you ask why I do that. I know not, but I feel that I do and I am tortured.
  [Lat., Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.]
      - Carmina (LXXXV, 1) [Hatred : Love]

My Lesbia, let us live and love.
  [Lat., Vivamus, mea Lesbia atque amemus.]
      - Carmina (V, 1) [Love]

Suns may set and rise; we, when our short day has closed, must sleep on during one neverending night.
  [Lat., Soles occidere et redire possunt;
    Nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux,
      Nox est perpetua una dormienda.]
      - Carmina (V, 4) [Death]

Every one has his faults: but we do not see the wallet on our own backs.
  [Lat., Suus quoque attributus est error:
    Sed non videmus, manticae quid in tergo est.]
      - Carmina (XXII, 20) [Faults]

Nothing is more silly than silly laughter.
  [Lat., Nam risu inepto res ineptior nulla est.]
      - Carmina (XXXIX, 16) [Laughter]


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