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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

Prudence in action avails more than wisdom in conception.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Rashness is the companion of youth, prudence of old age.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Slowly and imperceptibly old age comes creeping on.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Something must be allowed to custom.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Sound conviction should influence us rather than public opinion.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Strict law is often great injustice.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Summer lasts not for ever; seasons succeed each other.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Sweet is the recollection of difficulties overcome.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

That folly of old age which is called dotage is peculiar to silly old men, not to age itself.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

That which is not forbidden, is not on that account permitted.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

The higher our position the more modestly should we behave.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

The hope of escaping with impunity is the greatest incentive to vice.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

The house should derive dignity from the master, not the master from the house.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

The human mind ever longs for occupation.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

The more virtuous a man himself is, the less does he suspect baseness in others.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Their silence cries aloud.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

There is sufficient reward in the mere consciousness of a good action.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

They condemn that which they cannot comprehend.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Time puts an end to speculation in opinions, and confirms the laws of nature.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Virtue is increased by the smile of approval; and the love of renown is the greatest incentive to honourable acts.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

We are born poets. we become orators.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

We are not born for ourselves alone.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

We believe not a liar, even when he is speaking the truth.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

We make allowance for necessity.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

We should all endure our own grievances rather than detract from the comforts of others.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

What sweeter gift from nature has fallen to the lot of man than his children?
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

When war is raging the laws are dumb.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Who can love the man he fears. or by who he thinks he is himself feared?
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Who is there that, shooting all day long, does not sometimes hit the mark?
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Wisdom is not only to be acquired, but enjoyed.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Wisdom often exists under a shabby coat.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
  [Lat., Aegroto dum anima est, spes est.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Epistoloe ad Atticum (IX, 10)

To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool.
  [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Philippicoe (XII, 2)

Fair words butter no parsnips.
      - John Clarke, Paroemiologia
         (p. 21, ed. 1639)

A far greater warfare lies hidden under this assumed peace.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Alas, by what trivial causes is greatness overthrown!
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Consider not what may do, but what it will become you to do.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

He who seeks to terrify others is more in fear himself.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Here is a fine field for talent.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Liberty begets license.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Nature has placed his own happiness in each man's hands, if he only knew how to use it.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Nothing is more obnoxious than a low person raised to a high position.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

The best manners are stained by haughtiness.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

They are raised on high that their fall may be the greater.
      - Claudian (Claudianus)

Avoid excess.
      - Cleobulus of Lindos,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Hope is a waking dream.
      - Lord Edward Coke,
        probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

So use your own property as not to injure that of another.
      - Lord Edward Coke

Success in crime always invites to worse deeds.
      - Lord Edward Coke

The cause ceasing, the effect ceases also.
      - Lord Edward Coke


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