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That is a very wretched fortune which has no enemy.
[Lat., Miserrima est fortuna quae inimico caret.]
- Maxims [Fortune]
That should be considered long which can be decided but once.
[Lat., Deliberandum est diu, quod statuendum semel.]
- Maxims [Prudence]
The anger of lovers renews the strength of love.
- Maxims [Love]
The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.
- Maxims [Tension]
The circumstances of others seem good to us, while ours seem good to others.
[Lat., Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent.]
- Maxims [Circumstance]
The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
[Lat., Timidus se vocat cautum, parcum sordidus.]
- Maxims [Cowards]
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
- Maxims [Fear]
The highest condition takes rise in the lowest.
- Maxims [Beginnings]
The highest power may be lost by misrule.
[Lat., Male imperando summum imperium amittitur.]
- Maxims [Power]
The judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted.
[Lat., Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur.]
- Maxims [Judges : Law : Proverbs]
The losing side is full of suspicion.
[Lat., Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio.]
- Maxims [Suspicion]
The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.
- Maxims [Loss]
The malevolent have hidden teeth.
[Lat., Malevolus animus abditos dentes habet.]
- Maxims [Revenge]
The miser is as much in want of what he has, as of what he has not.
[Lat., Tam deest avaro quod habet, quam quod non habet.]
- Maxims [Misers]
The next day is never so good as the day before.
- Maxims [Procrastination]
The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
[Lat., Deliberando saepe perit occasio.]
- Maxims [Opportunity]
The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
[Lat., Injuriarum remedium est oblivio.]
- Maxims [Wrong]
The too constant use even of good things is hurtful.
[Lat., Bonarum rerum consuetudo pessima est.]
- Maxims [Moderation]
There are some remedies worse than the disease.
- Maxims [Remedies]
They who plough the sea do not carry the winds in their hands.
- Maxims [Sailors]
To accept a favor is to sell one's freedom.
[Lat., Beneficium accipere, libertatem est vendere.]
- Maxims [Favors]
To do two things at once is to do neither.
- Maxims [Haste]
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
- Maxims [Enemies]
Union gives strength to the humble.
[Lat., Auxilia humilia firma consensus facit.]
- Maxims [Unity]
Unless degree is preserved, the first place is safe for no one.
- Maxims [Safety]
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