|enim vero di nos quasi pilas homines habent||truly the gods use us men as footballs (Plautus)|
|abstineas igitur damnandis; hujus enim vel una potens ratio est, ne crimina nostra sequantur ex nobis geniti; quoniam dociles imitandis turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus||let us refrain from doing ill; for one powerful reason, lest our children should follow our crimes; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved (Juvenal)|
|adeone homines immutari ex amore, ut non cognoscas eundem esse?||that a person should be so changed by love, as not to be known again as the same person? (Terence)|
|animi cultus quasi quidam humanitatis cibus||cultivation is as necessary to the soul as food is to the body (Cicero)|
|ardua enim res famam præcipitantem retrovertere||it is a hard thing to prop up a falling reputation (Francis Bacon)|
|asperæ facetiæ, ubi nimis ex vero traxere, acrem sui memoriam relinquunt||a bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it (Tacitus)|
|assiduo labuntur tempora motu, non secus ad flumen. Neque enim consistere flumen. Nec levis hora potest||time glides by with constant movement, not unlike a stream. For neither can a stream stay its course, nor can the fleeting hour (Ovid)|
|astra regunt homines, sed regit astra Deus||the stars govern men, but God governs the stars|
|augescunt aliæ gentes, aliæ minuuntur inque brevi spatio mutantur sæcula animantum et quasi cursores vitai lampada tradunt||some nations increase, others are reduced, and in a short while the generations of living creatures are changed, and like runners relay the torch of life (Lucretius)|
|beatus enim nemo dici potest extra veritatem projectus||no one can be called happy who is living a life of falsehood (Seneca)|
|candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras||white-robed peace becomes men, savage anger becomes wild beasts (Ovid)|
|cautus enim metuit foveam lupus, accipiterque suspectos laqueos, et opertum miluus hamum||for the wolf once cautioned dreads the pitfall, the hawk the suspected snare, and the fish the concealed hook (Horace)|
|cito enim arescit lacrima, præsertim in alienis malis||for a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others (Cicero)|
|consilia res magis dant hominibus quam homines rebus||men’s plans should be regulated by the circumstances, not circumstances by the plans (Livy)|
|consuetudo quasi altera natura||habit is as second nature (Cicero)|
|contentum vero suis rebus esse, maximæ sunt certissimæque divitiæ||to be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches (Cicero)|
|Deos enim religuos accepimus, Caesares dedimus||The gods were handed down to us, but we created the Caesars (the rulers) ourselves|
|deos enim reliquos accepimus, Cæsares dedimus||the other gods were handed down to us, but we ourselves made the Cæsars gods (Valerius Maximus)|
|di irati laneos pedes habent||the gods, when angry, have their feet covered with wool|
|di nos quasi pilas homines habent||the gods treat us mortals like so many balls to play with (Plautus)|
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