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QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS (CURTIS RUFUS QUINTUS)
Roman historian
(c. 2nd century)

Nothing is so secure in its position as not to be in danger from the attack even of the weak.
      - [Proverbs]

Nothing is strong that may not be endangered even by the weak.
      - [Danger]

Timid dogs more eagerly bark than bite.
      - [Proverbs]

Haste is slow.
  [Lat., Festinatio tarda est.]
      - IX, 9, 12 [Haste : Proverbs]

When the truth cannot be clearly made out, what is false is increased through fear.
  [Lat., Ubi explorari vera non possunt, falsa per metum augentur.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (IV, 10, 10) [Fear]

It is often a comfort in misfortune to know our own fate.
  [Lat., Saepe calamitas solatium est nosse sortem suam.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (IV, 10, 27) [Fate]

Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.
  [Lat., Nihil potest esse diuturnum cui non subest ratio.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (IV, 14, 19) [Reason]

The fashions of human affairs are brief and changeable, and fortune never remains long indulgent.
  [Lat., Breves et mutabiles vices rerum sunt, et fortuna nunquam simpliciter indulget.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (IV, 14, 20) [Fortune]

When fear has seized upon the mind, man fears that only which he first began to fear.
  [Lat., Ubi intravit animos pavor, id solum metuunt, quod primum formidate coeperunt.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (IV, 16, 17) [Fear]

Fear makes men believe the worst.
  [Lat., Ad deteriora credenda proni metu.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (IV, 3, 22) [Fear]

Necessity when threatening is more powerful than device of man.
  [Lat., Efficacior omni arte imminens necessitas.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (IV, 3, 23) [Necessity]

Despair is a great incentive to honorable death.
  [Lat., Desperatio magnum ad honeste moriendum incitamentum.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (IX, 5, 6)
        [Despair]

For my own part I am persuaded that everything advances by an unchangeable law through the eternal constitution and association of latent causes, which have been long before predestined.
  [Lat., Equidem aeterna constitutione crediderim nexuque causarum atentium et multo ante destinatarum suum quemque ordinem immutabili lege percurrere.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (V, 11, 10) [Evolution]

Habit is stronger than nature.
  [Lat., Consuetudo natura potentior est.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (V, 5, 21)
        [Habit]

A spark neglected has often raised a conflagration.
  [Lat., Parva saepe scintilla contempta magnum excitavit incendium.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VI, 3, 11) [Fire]

A brave man's country is wherever he chooses his abode.
  [Lat., Patria est ubicumque vir fortis sedem elegerit.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VI, 4, 13) [Patriotism]

Nature has placed nothing so high that virtue can not reach it.
  [Lat., Nihil tam alte natura constituit quo virtus non possit eniti.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VII, 11, 10) [Virtue]

The cowardly dog barks more violently than it bites.
  [Lat., Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (VII, 14)
        [Dogs]

A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.
  [Lat., Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VII, 4, 13) [Cowards]

The deepest rivers flow with the least sound.
  [Lat., Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labuntur.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VII, 4, 13) [Proverbs : Silence]

Posterity pays for the sins of their fathers.
  [Lat., Culpam majorum posteri luunt.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (VII, 5)
        [Posterity]

He is a fool who looks at the fruit of lofty trees, but does not measure their height.
  [Lat., Stultus est qui fructus magnarum arborum spectat, altitudinem non metitur.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (VII, 8)
        [Folly : Trees]

That possession which we gain by the sword is not lasting; gratitude for benefits eternal.
  [Lat., Non est diuturna possessio in quam gladio ducimus; beneficiorum gratia sempiterna est.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VIII, 8, 11) [Gratitude]

Prosperity can change man's nature; and seldom is any one cautious enough to resist the effects of good fortune.
  [Lat., Res secundae valent commutare naturam, et raro quisquam erga bona sua satis cautus est.]
      - De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (X, 1, 40)
        [Prosperity]


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