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PETRONIUS (CAIUS PETRONIUS ARBITER)
Roman writer
(? - c. 66)

All the world practices the art of acting.
      - [Acting]

Almost the whole world are players.
  [Lat., Quod fere totus mundus exerceat histrionem.]
      - adapted from Fragments, no. 10 (ed. 1790), over the door of Shakespeare's theatre, The Globe, London, England
        [World]

He is pepper, not a man.
  [Lat., Piper, non homo.]
      - [Man]

I have cut my leg with my own adze.
      - [Proverbs]

The mind still longs for what it has missed, and loses itself in the contemplation of the past.
      - [Proverbs]

The pot boils badly.
      - [Proverbs]

We are not more than a bubble.
  [Lat., Nos non pluris sumus quam bullae.]
      - 42 [Man]

To strive with the winds.
  [Lat., Cum ventis litigare.]
      - 83 [Wind]

Alas! worse every day! this colony grows backward like the tail of a calf.
  [Lat., Heu quotidie pejus! haec colonia retroversus crescit tanquam coda vituli.]
      - Cena (44) [Growth]

A physician is nothing but a consoler of the mind.
  [Lat., Medicus nihil aliud est quam animi consolatio.]
      - Satyricon [Medicine]

The mind wishes for what it has missed, and occupies itself with retrospective contemplation.
  [Lat., Animus quod perdidit optat,
    Atque in praeterita se totus imagine versat.]
      - Satyricon [Mind]

Parents deserve reproof when they refuse to benefit their children by severe discipline.
  [Lat., Parentes objurgatione digni sunt, qui nolunt liberos suos severa lege proficere.]
      - Satyricon (IV) [Childhood]

Beauty and wisdom are rarely conjoined.
  [Lat., Raram facit misturam cum sapientia forma.]
      - Satyricon (XCIV) [Beauty]


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