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Let me have a three-legged table, a dish of salt, and a cloak which, althou' coarse, will keep off the cold.
[Lat., Sit mihi mensa tripes et
Coucha salis puri et toga quae defendere frigus
Quamvis crassa queat.]
- Satires (I, 3, 13) [Contentment]
It is right for him who asks forgiveness for his offenses to grant it to others.
[Lat., Aequum est
Peccatis veniam poscentem reddere rursus.]
- Satires (I, 3, 74) [Forgiveness]
Too indolent to bear the toil of writing; I mean of writing well; I say nothing about quantity.
[Lat., Piger scribendi ferre laborem;
Scribendi recte, nam ut multum nil moror.]
- Satires (I, 4, 12) [Authorship]
As a neighboring funeral terrifies sick misers, and fear obliges them to have some regard for themselves; so, the disgrace of others will often deter tender minds from vice.
[Lat., Avidos vicinum funus ut aegros
Exanimat, mortisque metu sibi parcere cogit;
Sic teneros animos aliena opprobria saepe
- Satires (I, 4, 126) [Example]
He has hay on his horns.
[Lat., Foenum habet in cornu.]
- Satires (I, 4, 34) [Anger]
When discord dreadful bursts her brazen bars,
And shatter locks to thunder forth her wars.
[Lat., Postquam Discordia tetra
Belli ferratos postes portasque refregit.]
- Satires (I, 4, 60),
quoted, original not known but thought to be from Ennius
The scattered remnants of the poet.
[Lat., Disjecti membra poetae.]
- Satires (I, 4, 62) [Poets]
If I smile at the strong perfumes of the silly Rufillus must I be regarded as envious and ill-natured?
[Lat., Ego si risi quod ineptus
Pastillos Rufillus olet, Gargonius hircum, lividus et mordax videar?]
- Satires (I, 4, 91) [Envy]
The Jew Apella may belief this, not I.
[Lat., Credat Judaeus Appella non ego.]
- Satires (I, 5, 100) [Belief]
A man polished to the nail.
[Lat., Ad unguem factus home.]
- Satires (I, 5, 32) [Man]
Glory drags all men along, low as well as high, bound captive at the wheels of her glittering car.
[Lat., Fulgente trahit constrictos Gloria curru
Non minus ignotos generosis.]
- Satires (I, 6, 23) [Glory]
He is a dangerous fellow, keep clear of him. (That is: he has hay on his horns, showing he is dangerous.)
[Lat., Faenum habet in cornu, longe fuge.]
- Satires (I, IV, 34) [Prudence]
The consummate pleasure (in eating) is not in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce for sweating?
- Satires (II, 2) [Eating]
Like as a wise man in time of peace prepares for war.
[Lat., In pace ut sapiens aptarit idonea bello.]
- Satires (II, 2, 111) [Peace]
A stomach that is seldom empty despises common food.
[Lat., Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.]
- Satires (II, 2, 38) [Eating]
A mind that is charmed by false appearances refuses better things.
[Lat., Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat.]
- Satires (II, 2, 6) [Mind]
The body loaded by the excess of yesterday, depresses the mind also, and fixes to the ground this particle of divine breath.
[Lat., Quin corpus onustum
Hesternis vitiis, animum quoque praegravat una
Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae.]
- Satires (II, 2, 77) [Mind]
A corrupt judge does not carefully search for the truth.
[Lat., Male verum examinat omnis
- Satires (II, 2, 8) [Judges]
The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing.
[Lat., Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit.]
- Satires (II, 3, 103) [Difficulties]
He appears mad indeed but to a few, because the majority is infected with the same disease.
[Lat., Nimirum insanus paucis videatur, eo quod
Maxima pars hominum morbo jactatur eodem.]
- Satires (II, 3, 120) [Insanity]
That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.
[Lat., Vitanda est improba--desidia.]
- Satires (II, 3, 14) [Idleness : Sloth]
Who then is sane? He who is not a fool.
[Lat., Quisnam igitur sanus? Qui non stultus.]
- Satires (II, 3, 158) [Insanity]
I attend to the business of other people, having lost my own.
[Lat., Aliena negotia curo,
- Satires (II, 3, 19) [Business]
A noble pair of brothers.
[Lat., Par nobile fratum.]
- Satires (II, 3, 243) [Nobility]
To your folly add bloodshed, and stir the fire with the sword.
[Lat., Adde cruorem
Stultitiae, atque ignem gladio scrutare.]
- Satires (II, 3, 275) [Folly]
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