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amplexusan embracing, surrounding, loving embrace, [euphemism] amplioto enlarge, increase, improve
animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibuscultivation is as necessary to the soul as food is to the body (Cicero)
ante ferit, quam flamma micetit strikes before the flame flickers
diabolusdevil, Satan
Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem!The devil made me do it!
doctrina sed vim promovet insitam rectique cultus pectora roborantbut instruction improves the innate powers (of the mind), and good discipline strengthens the heart (Horace)
e flamma cibum petereto fetch food from the flames (i.e., to live by desperate means) (Terence)
facito aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat occupatumbe sure to keep busy, so that the devil may always find you occupied (St. Jerome)
Facito aliquid operis, ut te semper diabolus inveniat occupatumAlways do something, so that the devil always finds you occupied. (St. Jerome)
fatumfate, destiny, doom, lot, weird
flammaflame, fire
Flamma fumo est proximaFlame follows smoke. (there is no smoke without fire) (Plautus)
flamma fumo est proximaflame is close to smoke (i.e., where there is smoke, there is fire) (Plautus)
flamma per incensas citius sedatur aristasthe flames are sooner to be extinguished when once spread amongst the standing corn (a reference to the rapid spread of destructive views) (Propertius)
hæc amat obscurum; volet hæc sub luce videri, judicis argutum quæ non formidat acumen; hæc placuit semel; hæc decies repetita placebitone (poem) courts the shade; another, not afraid of the critic’s keen eye, chooses to be seen in a strong light; the one pleases but once, the other will still please if ten times repeated (Horace)
id facere laus est quod decet, non quod licethe is deserving of praise who considers not what he may do, but what it becomes him to do (Seneca)
illa laus est, magno in genere et in divitiis maximis, liberos hominem educare, generi monumentum et sibiit is a merit in a man of high birth and large fortune to train up his children so as to be a credit to his family and himself (Plautus)
inertis est nescire, quid liceat sibi. Id facere, laus est, quod decet; non, quod licetit is the act of the indolent not to know what he may lawfully do. It is praiseworthy to do what is becoming, and not merely what is lawful (Seneca)
laudari a viro laudato maxima est lausto be praised by a man himself deserving of praise is the greatest possible praise
lauspraise, glory, fame
Laus DeoPraise be to God
laus est facere quod decet, non quod licetit is doing what we ought to do, and not merely doing what we may do, that is the ground of praise
laus in ore proprio vilescitthe praise one bestows upon oneself is of little value
laus in proprio ore sordescitself-praise is offensive
laus magna natis obsequi parentibusgreat praise is the reward of children who respect the wishes of their parents (Phædrus)
laus propria sordetself-praise is base
laus vera et humili sæpe contingit viro; non nisi potenti falsatrue praise is often the lot of him who is humble; false praise reaches none but the powerful (Seneca)
magna eloquentia, sicut flamma, materia alitur, et motibus excitatur et urendo clarescitit is the eloquence as of a flame; it requires material to feed it, motion to excite it, and it brightens as it burns (Tacitus)
merces virtutis laus estapplause is the reward of virtue
mors terribilis iis, quorum cum vita omnia exstinguuntur, non iis quorum laus emori non potestdeath is full of terrors for those to whom loss of life means complete extinction, not for those who leave behind them an undying name (Cicero)
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