|the exception proves the rule (i.e., gives greater definition) excessus in jure reprobatur||exceptio probat regulam|
|a community is as those who rule it (Cicero)||quales sunt summi civitatis viri talis est civitas|
|A good man, skilled in speaking. (definition of an orator) (Cato the Elder)||Vir bonus, dicendi peritus|
|a greater inheritance comes to each of us from our rights and laws than from our parents (Cicero)||major hæreditas venit unicuique nostrum a jure et legibus, quam a parentibus|
|a greater succession of events presents itself to my muse (Virgil)||major rerum mihi nascitur ordo|
|a man of one book (Thomas Aquinas’s definition of a learned man)||homo unius libri|
|a two-legged animal without feathers (Plato’s definition of man, ridiculed by Diogenes as a “plucked chicken”)||animal bipes implume (or, animal implume, bipes)|
|All men cheerfully obey where worthy men rule. (Syrus)||Omnes aequo animo parent ubi digni imperant|
|alter ego (Zeno’s definition of a friend)||allos ego|
|An exception establishes the rule as to things not excepted||Exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis|
|and the greater shadows fall from the lofty mountains (Virgil)||majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbræ|
|as a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity conceals it (Horace)||ingenium res adversæ nudare solent, celare secundæ|
|as a rule, men’s minds are more deeply disturbed by what they do not see (Julius Cæsar)||omnia enim plerumque quæ absunt vehementius hominum mentes perturbant|
|benefits are acceptable, while the receiver thinks he may return them; but once exceeding that, hatred is given instead of thanks (i.e., no one wants to be indebted for a favor that is greater than can be repaid) (Tacitus)||beneficia usque eo læta sunt dum videntur exsolvi posse; ubi multum antevenere, pro gratia odium redditur|
|By definition||Ex vi termini|
|can there be any greater folly than the respect you pay to men collectively when you despise them individually? (Cicero)||an quidquid stultius, quam quos singulos contemnas, eos aliquid putare esse universos?|
|command /to rule||impero|
|divide and rule||divide et impera|
|endure this evil lest a greater come upon you (Phædrus)||hoc sustinete, majus ne veniat malum|
|for king, law, and the people (i.e., for ruler, rule, and ruled)||pro rege, lege, et grege|
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