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Wherever the speech is corrupted the mind is also.
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Why does no man confess his vices? Because he is yet in them; it is for a waking man to tell his dream.
Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.
Why will no man confess his faults? Because he continues to indulge in them; a man cannot tell his dream till he wakes.
Wisdom comes to no one by chance.
With parsimony a little is sufficient; and without it nothing is sufficient; whereas frugality makes a poor man rich.
Wouldst thou subject all things to thyself? Subject thyself to reason.
You find in some a sort of graceless modesty, that makes them ashamed to requite an obligation.
To err is human.
[Lat., Humanum est errare.]
- bk. IV, Declam. 3 [Error : Proverbs]
No one tries extreme remedies at first.
[Lat., Extrema primo nemo tentavit loco.]
- Agamemnon (153) [Extremes]
It is never too late to turn from the errors of our ways:
He who repents of his sins is almost innocent.
[Lat., Nam sera nunquam est ad bonos mores via.
Quem peonitet peccasse, paene est innocens.]
- Agamemnon (242) [Repentance]
Fidelity bought with money is overcome by money.
[Lat., Pretio parata vincitur pretio fides.]
- Agamemnon (287) [Fidelity]
Fear of death drives the wretched to prayer.
[Lat., In vota miseros ultimus cogit timor.]
- Agamemnon (560) [Prayer]
We have suffered lightly, if we have suffered what we should weep for.
[Lat., Levia perpessi sumus
Si flenda patimur.]
- Agamemnon (665) [Suffering]
Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it.
[Lat., Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.]
- Agamemnon (934) [Fidelity]
Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.
[Lat., Quidquid in altum, fortune tulit, ruitura levat.]
- Agamemnon (C) [Fortune]
Every delay is too long to one who is in a hurry.
[Lat., Omnis nimium longa properanti mora est.]
- Agamemnon (CCCCXXVI) [Delay]
We have lost morals, justice, honor, piety and faith, and that sense of shame which, once lost, can never be restored.
[Lat., Periere mores, jus, decus, pietas, fides,
Et qui redire nescit, cum perit, pudor.]
- Agamemnon (CXII) [Loss]
The way to wickedness is always through wickedness.
- Agamemnon (CXV) [Evil]
What reason could not avoid, has often been cured by delay.
[Lat., Quod ratio nequiit, saepe sanavit mora.]
- Agamemnon (CXXX) [Delay]
Fortune turns on her wheel the fate of kings.
[Lat., Praecipites regum casus
- Agamemnon (LXXI) [Fortune]
Nothing is void of God; He Himself fills His work.
[Lat., Nihil ab illo [i.e., a Deo] vacat; opus suum ipse implet.]
- De Beneficiis, IV, 8 [God]
[Man] is a social animal.
[Lat., Sociale animal est.]
- De Beneficiis (bk. VII, 1) [Society]
Nobody makes an entry of his good deeds in his day-book.
[Lat., Nemo beneficia in calendario scribit.]
- De Beneficiis (I, 2) [Deeds]
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