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Has God any habitation except earth, and sea, and air, and heaven, and virtue? Why do we seek the highest beyond these? Jupiter is wheresoever you look, wheresoever you move.
[Lat., Estne Dei sedes nisi terra, et pontus, et aer,
Et coelum, et virtus? Superos quid quaerimus ultra?
Jupiter est, quodcunque vides, quodcunque moveris.]
- Pharsalia (bk. IX, 578) [Gods]
He is covered by the heavens who has no sepulchral urn.
[Lat., Coelo tegitur qui non habet urnam.]
- Pharsalia (bk. VII, 831) [Monuments]
He was spurred on by rival valor.
[Lat., Stimulos dedit aemula virtus.]
- Pharsalia (I, 120) [Valor]
He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others.
[Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]
- Pharsalia (I, 150) [Cruelty : Proverbs]
Poverty is shunned and persecuted all over the globe.
[Lat., Paupertas fugitur, totoque arcessitur orbe.]
- Pharsalia (I, 166) [Poverty]
Might was the measure of right.
[Lat., Mensuraque juris
- Pharsalia (I, 175) [Right]
Away with delay--it always injures those who are prepared.
[Lat., Tolle moras--semper nocuit differre paratis.]
- Pharsalia (I, 281) [Delay]
The wounds of civil war are deeply felt.
[Lat., Alta sedent civilis vulnera dextrae.]
- Pharsalia (I, 32) [War]
He who refuses what is just, gives up everything to him who is armed.
[Lat., Arma tenenti
Omnia dat qui justa negat.]
- Pharsalia (I, 348) [Justice]
Idle rumors were also added to well-founded apprehensions.
[Lat., Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores.]
- Pharsalia (I, 469) [Rumor]
Each man makes his own shipwreck.
[Lat., Naufragium sibi quisque facit.]
- Pharsalia (I, 499) [Shipwreck]
Mighty things haste to destruction: this limit have the gods assigned to human prosperity.
[Lat., In se magna ruunt: laetis hunc numina rebus
Crescendi posuere modum.]
- Pharsalia (I, 81) [Fate]
There is no friendship between those associated in power; he who rules will always be impatient of an associate.
[Lat., Nulla fides regni sociis omnisque potestas
Impatiens consortis erit.]
- Pharsalia (I, 92) [Friendship]
Agreement exists in disagreement.
[Lat., Mansit concordia discors.]
- Pharsalia (I, 98) [Contention]
They are borne along by the violence of their rage, and think it is a waste of time to ask who are guilty.
[Lat., Trahit ipse furoris
Impetus, et visum est lenti quaesisse nocentum.]
- Pharsalia (II, 109) [Anger]
Whither the fates lead virtue will follow without fear.
[Lat., Sed quo fata trahunt, virtus secura sequetur.]
- Pharsalia (II, 287) [Fate]
He believed that he was born, not for himself, but for the whole world.
[Lat., Nec sibi sed toti genitum se credere mundo.]
- Pharsalia (II, 383) [Philanthropy]
The conqueror is not so much pleased by entering into open gates, as by forcing his way. He desires not the fields to be cultivated by the patient husbandman; he would have them laid waste by fire and sword. It would be his shame to go by a way already opened.
[Lat., Non tam portas intrare papentes
Quam fregisse juvat; nec tam patiente colono
Arva premi, quam si ferro populetur et igni;
Concessa pudet ire via.]
- Pharsalia (II, 443) [War]
Make us enemies of every people on earth, but prevent a civil war.
[Lat., Omnibus hostes
Reddite nos populis--civile avertite bellum.]
- Pharsalia (II, 52) [War]
Thinking that nothing was done, if anything remained to do.
[Lat., Nil actum credens dum quid superesset agendum.]
- Pharsalia (II, 657) [Action]
Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
[Lat., Discite quam parvo liceat producere vitam,
Et quantum natura petat.]
- Pharsalia (IV, 377) [Necessity]
The gods conceal from those destined to live how sweet it is to die, that they may continue living.
[Lat., Victorosque dei celant, ut vivere durent felix esse mori.]
- Pharsalia (IV, 519) [Death]
By audacity, great fears are concealed.
[Lat., Audendo magnus tegitur timor.]
- Pharsalia (IV, 702) [Audacity]
An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
[Lat., Variam semper dant otia mentem.]
- Pharsalia (IV, 704) [Idleness]
An illustrious and ancient name.
[Lat., Clarum et venerabile nomen.]
- Pharsalia (IX, 203) [Names]
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