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

Let nothing offensive to the ear or the eye enter these thresholds, within which youth dwells.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Let the straight-limbed laugh at the club-footed, the white skinned at the blackamoor.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Make all fair allowance for the mistakes of youth.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Many have an irresistible itch for writing.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Men who ape the saint and play the sinner.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Men who only live to eat.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Nature never says one thing, and science another.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

No one delights more in revenge than a woman.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

No wicked man knows happiness, and least of all the seducer of others.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Nothing is more audacious than these women when detected; they assume anger, and take courage from the very crime itself.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Nothing is so intolerable as a woman with a long purse.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Of what avail are pedigrees?
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

One gets a cross for his crime, the other a crown.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Pleasures are enhanced by a moderate indulgence.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Rare is the union of beauty and modesty.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Revenge is sweeter than life itself.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Savage bears agree with one another.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

See the effect of commercial intercourse.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

She is kept alive on the milk of asses which she takes with her wherever she goes.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

She stands on tiptoe to be kissed.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

So much greater is our thirst for glory than for virtue.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Speak, or be kicked.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Such men as fortune raises from a mean estate to the highest elevation by way of a joke.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Such pains they take to look pretty.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Take away her rewards, and who will ever clasp naked Virtue to his bosom?
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Tears ready to do duty at a minute's notice.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Tell me, thou old man, worthy of a child's bauble.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

That which I just now gave, I recall, and draw back the string.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The abuse of cabmen in a block.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The arrows are from her dowry.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The dowry, not the wife, is the object of attraction.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The face, not the woman is the attraction.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The finishing stroke of all sorrow.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The gods alone know, what kind of wife a man will have.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The grape becomes tinted from the grape it comes in contact with.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The guilty are alarmed and turn pale at the slightest thunder.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The itch of scribbling.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The love of money grows as money grows.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The love of popularity holds you in a vice.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The only gain from the friendship of the great is a fine dinner.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The price never stood in the way of her inclination.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The pupil will eclipse his tutor, I warrant.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The same dish cooked over and over again wears out the irksome life of the teacher.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The smell of money is good, come whence it may. [Alluding to Vespasian's tax on ordure.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The tongue is the worst part of a bad servant.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The whole family is packed into one trap.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The wise man sets bounds even to his innocent desires.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The worst punishment of all is, that in the court of his own conscience no guilty man is acquitted.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Their hearts sweat with undivulged guilt.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Their rise is one of difficulty, whose merits are impeded by poverty.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)


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