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it was rather a cessation of war than a beginning of peace (Tacitus)bellum magis desierat, quam pax cœperat
(beginning sentence) and, but, nowquod
(fig.) haste is next door to panic, delay is nearer to firm courage (Tacitus)velocitas juxta formidinem, cunctatio propior constantiæ est
a beginning, undertaking, initiativeorsus
a bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it (Tacitus)asperæ facetiæ, ubi nimis ex vero traxere, acrem sui memoriam relinquunt
a cowardly populace that will dare nothing beyond talk (Tacitus)vulgus ignavum et nihil ultra verba ausurum
a good administrator equally in peace as in war (Ovid)uterque bonus belli pacisque minister
a life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age (Cicero)est etiam quiete et pure et eleganter actæ ætatis placida ac lenis senectus
a more severe war lurks under the guise of peace (Claudian)Mars gravior sub pace latet
a narrative made up only for the sake of the wonder that it may occasion (Tacitus)compositum miraculi causa
a right is said to have its beginning from possessiondominium a possessione cœpisse dicitur
a slothful and listless military, debauched by the circus and the theaters (Tacitus)segnem ac desidem, et circo et theatris corruptum militem
a war, and again a peace (Terence)bellum, pax rursus
accomplices in evil actions are always regarded as reproaching the deed (Tacitus)malorum facinorum ministri quasi exprobrantes aspiciuntur
alert (or energetic) at the beginning, careless (or negligent) at the end (Tacitus)acribus initiis, incurioso fine
all enterprises that are entered into with hasty zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to languish in the end (Tacitus)omnia inconsulti impetus cœpta, initiis valida, spatio languescunt
all things atrocious and shameless flow from all parts to Rome (Tacitus)Romam cuncta undique atrocia aut pudenda confluunt celebranturque
among other evils, folly has also this special characteristic, it is always beginning to live (Seneca)inter cetera mala, hoc quoque habet stultitia proprium, semper incipit vivere
an entering /beginningingressio
an evil habit is easily subdued in the beginning, but when it becomes inveterate it gains strength (Cicero)malum nascens facile opprimitur; inveteratum fit pleurumque robustius
an expert’s (or pendant’s) tongue (Tacitus)professoria lingua
an honorable death is better than a dishonorable life (Tacitus)honesta mors turpi vita potior
an unhappy peace may be profitably exchanged for war (Tacitus)miseram pacem vel bello bene mutari
and he, though carried off in the prime of life, had lived long enough for glory (Tacitus)et ipse quidem, quamquam medio in spatio integræ ætatis ereptus, quantum ad gloriam, longissimum ævum peregit
arms are the props (or buttresses) of peacearma pacis fulcra
arms maintain peacearma tuentur pacem
at war and at peacedomi militiæque
beginning with Jovea Jove principium
beginning, attempt, enterpriseinceptum
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