|do not contend with words against wordy people; speech is given to all, wisdom to few (Dionysius Cato)||contra verbosos noli contendere verbis; sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis|
|(of speech) rapid, fluent, voluble||volubilis|
|(Rely) on the words on no one. (Horace)||Nullius in verba|
|(With) love, behaviour, words, actions. --- Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]||Amore, more, ore, re|
|a bastard is the son of no one, or the son of the people||bastardus nullius est filius, aut filius populi|
|a drop of good fortune rather than a cask of wisdom||gutta fortunæ præ dolio sapientiæ|
|a foolish fire (i.e., specious words; a will-o’-the-wisp)||ignis fatuus (pl. ignes fatui)|
|A fox may change its hair, not its tricks. (People change behaviour but not their aims)||Vulpem pilum mutat, non mores|
|a good man, skilled in speaking (Cato the Elder)||vir bonus, dicendi peritus|
|A good man, skilled in speaking. (definition of an orator) (Cato the Elder)||Vir bonus, dicendi peritus|
|a hundred troubles of other people leap through my head and at my side (Horace)||aliena negotia centum per caput, et circa saliunt latus|
|a lengthy and momentous letter came from Capri (Juvenal, in reference to Emperor Tiberias’ missive from his residence at Capri condemning Sejanus in 31 CE; also rendered derisively as “a grand and wordy letter from Capri”)||verbosa ac grandis epistola venit a Capreis|
|a lover of pure speech (Julius Cæsar, said of Terence)||puri sermonis amator|
|A lover of pure speech. --- Terence [Publius Terentius Afer]||Puri sermonis amator|
|a pig teaching Minerva (the goddess of wisdom and commerce)||sus Minervam|
|a poverty of words, or rather an utter want of them (Seneca)||verborum paupertas, imo egestas|
|a saying, a speech||dictus dictus|
|a speech||dictus dictus|
|a third Cato has come down from heaven (Juvenal; said mockingly)||tertius e cœlo cecidit Cato|
|a wise man whose wisdom does not serve him is wise in vain (Ennius)||qui ipse si sapiens prodesse non quit, nequiquam sapit|
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