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MANILIUS (MANLIUS OR MALLIUS) (MARCUS OR CAIUS)
Latin poet
(reign of Augustus or Tiberius)

A docile disposition will, with application, surmount every difficulty.
      - [Docility]

Being born, we die; our end is consequent on our beginning.
      - [Birth]

Every one is the poorer in proportion as he has more wants, and counts not what he has, but wishes only what he has not.
      - [Want]

Everyone is in a small way the image of God.
      - [God]

It is shameful for a man to live as a stranger in his own country, and to be uninformed of her affairs and interests.
      - [Solitude]

There is a warp of evil woven in the woof of good.
      - [Goodness]

We are dying from our very birth, and our end hangs on our beginning.
      - [Death]

It is easy to spread the sails to propitious winds, and to cultivate in different ways a rich soil. and to give lustre to gold and ivory, when the very raw material itself shines.
  [Lat., Facile est ventis dare vela secudis,
    Fecundumque solum varias agitare per artes,
      Auroque atque ebori decus addere, cum rudis ipsa
        Materies niteat.]
      - Astronomica (3) [Success]

Everything that is created is changed by the laws of man; the earth does not know itself in the revolution of years; even the races of man assume various forms in the course of ages.
  [Lat., Omnia mortali mutantur lege creata,
    Nec se cognoscunt errae vertentibus annis,
      Et mutant variam faciem per saecula gentes.]
      - Astronomica (515) [Change]

All tings obey fixed laws.
  [Lat., Certis . . . legibus omnia parent.]
      - Astronomica (I, 479) [Law]

No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the mind the remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is laid open.
  [Lat., Rationi nulla resistunt.
    Claustra nec immense moles, ceduntque recessus:
      Omnia succumbunt, ipsum est penetrabile coelum.]
      - Astronomica (I, 541) [Mind]

The hours fly around in a circle.
  [Lat., Volat hora per orbem.]
      - Astronomica (I, 641) [Time]

Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another.
  [Lat., Semper enim ex aliis alia proseminat usus.]
      - Astronomica (I, 90) [Experience]

Who can know heaven except by its gifts? and who can find out God, unless the man who is himself an emanation from God?
  [Lat., Quis coelum possit nisi coeli munera nosse?
    Et reperire deum nisi qui pars ipse deorum est?]
      - Astronomica (II, 115) [God]

Time stands with impartial law.
  [Lat., Aequo stat foedare tempus.]
      - Astronomica (III, 360) [Time]

Labor is itself a pleasure.
  [Lat., Labor est etiam ipsa voluptas.]
      - Astronomica (IV, 155) [Labor]

We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning
  [Lat., Nascentes morimur, finiaque ab origine pendet.]
      - Astronomica (IV, 16) [Death]

Every one is in a small way the image of God.
  [Lat., Exemplumque dei quisque est in imagine parva.]
      - Astronomica (IV, 895) [God]

We are always beginning to live, but are never living.
      - Astronomica (IV, 899) [Life]


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