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labor ipse voluptaswork is itself a pleasure (i.e., labor is its own reward)
abores serit diligens agricola, quarum adspiciet baccam ipse numquamthe diligent farmer plants trees of which he himself will never see the fruit (Cicero)
adjuvante Deo labor proficitwith God’s help, work prospers
aliorum medicus, ipse ulceribus scatesa physician to others, while you yourself are full of ulcers
alter ipse amicusa friend is a second self
Alter ipse amicusA friend is another self
arbores serit diligens agricola, quarum aspiciet baccam ipse nunquamthe industrious husbandman plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see (Cicero)
audentes Deus ipse juvatGod himself favors the brave (Ovid)
blanda truces animos fertur mollisse voluptasalluring pleasure is said to have softened the savage dispositions [of early mankind] (Ovid)
brevis voluptas mox doloris est parensshort-lived pleasure is the parent of pain
conveniens homini est hominem servare voluptas. Et melius nulla quæritur arte favorit is a pleasure appropriate to man for him to save a fellow man; and gratitude is acquired in no better way (Ovid)
Deo dante nil nocet invidia, et non dante, nil proficit laborwhen God gives, envy injures us not, and when He does not give, labor avails not
doloris omnis privatio recte nominata est voluptaswhat we rightly call pleasure is the absence of all pain (Cicero)
dulcis pro patria laborlabor for one’s country is sweet
dummodo sit dives, barbarus ipse placetprovided he be only rich, the very barbarian pleases us (Ovid)
ea sola voluptas solamenque malithat was his sole delight and solace in his woe (Virgil)
equitis et quoque jam migravit ab aure voluptas omnis ad incertos oculos, et gaudia vanaour gentry no longer receives any pleasure through the ear, and relish only delusive shows and empty pomp (Horace)
est in aqua dulci non invidiosa voluptasthere is no small pleasure in sweet water (Ovid)
Est queadam fiere voluptasThere is a certain pleasure in weeping. (Ovid)
est quædam flere voluptas; expletur lacrymis egeriturque dolorthere is a certain pleasure in weeping; pain is soothed and alleviated by tears (Ovid)
et ipse quidem, quamquam medio in spatio integræ ætatis ereptus, quantum ad gloriam, longissimum ævum peregitand he, though carried off in the prime of life, had lived long enough for glory (Tacitus)
facilis descensus Averno (est), noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis; sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, hoc opus, hic labor estthe descent to Avernus (hell) is easy; night and day the gate of gloomy Dis (Hades) stands open; but to retrace your steps and escape to the upper air, this is work, this is toil (Virgil)
flos ipse civitatisthe very flower of the state (Apuleius)
hoc opus, hic labor estthis is the task, this is the toil (i.e., there’s the rub) (Virgil)
homine imperito nunquam quidquam injustius qui, nisi quod ipse fecit, nihil rectum putatnothing so unjust as an ignorant man, who thinks nothing right but what he himself has done (Terence)
ibi omnis effusus laborby that one (negligence) all his labor was lost (Virgil)
idoneus quidem mea sententia, præsertim quum et ipse eum audiverit, et scribat de mortuo; ex quo nulla suspicio est amicitiæ causa eum esse mentituma competent person in my opinion, as he was accustomed often to hear him, and published his sentiments after the subject of them ceased to exist; there is no reason therefore to suppose that his partiality has misled him from the truth (Cicero)
in tenui labor, at tenuis non gloriathe object of the labor was small, but not the fame (Virgil)
interminabilis humanæ vitæ laborthe unending labor of human life
ipse amicusI am my own friend
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