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Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2002 5:32 pm Post subject: QUOTES!


Ok on the new site theres going to be a section with Quotes for atmosphere so if you guys have any quotes you think fit the atmosphere of the game please post them here and i'll put them up on the site.

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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2002 8:23 am Post subject: Ooh got one!


Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but since Kate mostly casts her spells in Latin i thought this seemed appropriate (will probably use it at some time in the game too)

vita non est vivere sed valere vita ets

Which roughly translated means: 'Life is more than mearly staying alive'

I think this sums up most of the character's attitude to life don't you???



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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2002 2:23 am Post subject:


Don't know if these will work, but....

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
-MacBeth, Act V Scene V.

"To be, or not to be,--that is the question:--
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?"
-Hamlet, Act III, Scene I



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Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 10:47 am Post subject: On Dante and Comets


"The heavens call to you, and circle about you, displaying to you their
eternal splendors, and your eye gazes only to earth."
--Dante Alighieri

It was August in 1264. An unusual comet appeared in the sky above Florence in Italy. The citizens believed that the comet foretold the birth of a great man in their city. Months passed without any important incident. However, in May 1265 Madonna Gabriella gave birth to a baby boy who was named Durante who later came to be known as Dante. Neither his mother nor his father - Signor Alighiero - knew that little Dante would be a famous author in times to come.



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Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 2:37 pm Post subject: Latin Sayings


Bestia ego ne bestia ego fieri
A beast I am lest a beast I become
Vae victis!
Woe to the conquered!
Spemque metumque inter dubiis.
Hover between hope and fear.
Silent enim leges inter arma.
Laws are silent in times of war.
Respice post te, mortalem te esse memento.
Look around you, remember that you are mortal.
Periculum in mora.
Danger in delay.
Ira furor brevis est.
Anger is a brief insanity.
Iniuria non excusat iniuriam.
One wrong does not justify another.
Iniqua nunquam regna perpetuo manent.
Stern masters do not reign long.
Factum est illud, fieri infectum non potest.
Done is done, it cannot be made undone.
Alea iacta est
The die is cast
Aut disce aut discede
Either learn or leave
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam
I'll find a way or make one
Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui
Beware what you say, when and to whom
De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum
Of two evils, the lesser is always to be chosen
I have spoken
Dura lex sed lex
The law is hard, but it is the law
Exitus acta probat
The ends justifies the means
Nemo me impune lacessit
Noone provokes me with impunity
Non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum
Do not take for gold all the shines like gold
Nulli secundus
Second to none
Parva leves capiunt animas
Small things capture light minds
Potius mori quam foedari
Death before dishonor
Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas
The love of money is the root of all evil
Stultorum calami carbones moenia chartae
Chalk is the pen of fools, walls paper
Dum inter homines sumus, colamus humanitatem.
As long as we are among humans, let us be humane.
Cogito, ergo sum.
I think, therefore I am.
Cave canem!
Beware of the dog!
Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere.
To accept a favour is to sell freedom.
Amicus verus est rara avis.
A true friend is a rare bird.
Sanguis vitam es
Sanguis est vim
Vitae animum nobis est
The blood is the life.
The blood is the power.
The blood is your soul.
Carpe noctem!
Sieze the Night!



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Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:30 pm Post subject: ok, here are the two i like the most


The first is Daye's quote:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favor fire.


Time is the fire in which we burn.
"SOME say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire."
-from "Fire and Ice"
by Robert Frost


Catherine Wiccham
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Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2002 1:09 am Post subject:


Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

Some kill their love when they are young,
And some when they are old;
Some strangle with the hands of Lust,
Some with the hands of Gold:
The kindest use a knife, because
The dead so soon grow cold.

Oscar Wilde - The Ballad of Reading Gaol, stanzas 7 & 8

Quotes from St. Patrick

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St. Patrick to be Named Patron Saint of Software Developers
By Sean McGrath

In a dramatic development, scholars working in Newgrange, Ireland, have
deciphered an Ogham stone thought to have been carved by St. Patrick
himself. The text on the stone predicts, with incredible accuracy, the
trials-and-tribulations of IT professionals in the early 21st century.
Calls are mounting for St. Patrick to be named the patron saint of
Markup Technologists.

The full transcription of the Ogham stone is presented here for the
first time:


Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may
be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, accommodate the bizarre tag
names and strange attribute naming conventions of others.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly, making liberal use of UML
diagrams. Listen to others, even the dull and ignorant, they too have
their story and won't shut up until you have heard it.

Avoid loud style sheets and aggressive time scales, they are vexations
to the spirit. If you compare your schemas with others, you will become
vain and bitter for there will always be schemas greater and lesser
than yours -- even if yours are auto-generated.

Enjoy the systems you ship as well as your plans for new ones. Keep
interested in your own career, however humble. It's a real possession
in the changing fortunes of time and Cobol may yet make a comeback.

Exercise caution in your use of namespaces for the world is full of
namespace semantic trickery. Let this not blind you to what virtue
there is in namespace-free markup. Many applications live quite happily
without them.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign a working knowledge of RDF where
no such knowledge exists. Neither be cynical about Relax NG; for in the
face of all aridity and disenchantment in the world of markup, James
Clark is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the
things of youth such as control over the authoring subsystems and any
notion that you can dictate a directory structure for use by others.

Nurture strength of spirit to nourish you in sudden misfortune but do
not distress yourself with dark imaginings of wholesale code re-writes.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. If you cannot make that
XML document parse, go get a pizza and come back to it.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. Loosen your
content models to help your code on its way, your boss will probably
never notice.

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and all other
acrylic graphs; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is
clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with your code, however knotted it may be. And
whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace with your self of manuals. With all its sham, drudgery, and
broken dreams, software development is a pretty cool thing to do with
your head. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

About the author(s)
Sean McGrath is CTO of Propylon. He is an internationally acknowledged
authority on XML and related standards. He served as an invited expert
to the W3C's Expert Group that defined XML in 1998. He is the author of
three books on markup languages published by Prentice Hall.

Lord Byron - 'Darkness'

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okay this is a quote from another of my favourite poems - 'Darkness' by Lord Byron... :D

I had a dream which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguished and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came, and went - and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this desolation; and all hearts
Were chilled into a selfish prayer for light...

I personally think this extract is very portent of apocalypse which is quite apt for the current story line!

Quotes - resurrected.

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Oh just another poem extract - this one is dedicated to Tash and Victor (see if you can guess why!) It is actually an extract from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 'Kubla Khan' (Enjoy! :P )

A savage place, as holy and enchanted
As ever beneath a wanning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing...

Also like the idea of the earth being alive in that last line, kind of reminds me of a certain creature living in a specific building...

More Latin

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Accius (L. Accius)
Oderint dum metuant (Atreus)
Let them hate me provided they fear me

á Kempis, Thomas
De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum
Of two evils, the lesser must always be chosen

Appius Claudius (App. Claudius Caecus)
Est unusquisque faber ipsae suae fortunae
Every man is the artisan of his own fortune
Negotium populo Romano melius quam otium committi
The Roman people understand work better than leisure

Arria the Elder
Paete, non dolet (after stabbing herself in 43 BC)
It does not hurt, Paetus

Augustus (Imperator C. Iulius Caesar Octavianus Augustus)
Acta est fabula (last words)
The play is over
Festina lente
Make haste slowly
Quintili Vare, legiones redde!
Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!

Bacon, Francis
Ipsa scientia potestas est
Knowledge itself is power

St. Benedict
Ora et labora
Pray and labor

Vae victis! (after capturing Rome in 390 BC)
Woe to the conquered!

Burrus (Sex. Afranius Burrus)
Ego me bene habeo (last words)
With me all is well

Caesar (C. Iulius Caesar)
Alea iacta est (after crossing the Rubicon in 49 BC)
The die is cast
Et tu, Brute? (supposed last words)
Even you, Brutus?
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres (Comentarii De Bello Gallico, I.1)
All of Gaul is divided into three parts
Hoc voluerunt (after battle of Munda in 45 BC)
They wished this
Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt (Comentarii De Bello Gallico, III.18)
Men gladly believe that which they wish for
Meos tam suspicione quam crimine iudico carere oportere (after divorce of Pompeia in 62 BC)
I feel that members of my family should never be suspected of breaking the law
Puri sermonis amator (said of Terence)
A lover of pure speech
Veni, vidi, vici (after battle of Zela in 47 BC)
I came, I saw, I conquered

Caligula (Imperator C. Iulius Caesar Augustus)
Utinam populus Romanus unam cervicem haberet!
If only the Roman people had one neck!

Cato the Elder (M. Porcius Cato)
Carthago delenda est (end of every speech)
Carthage must be destroyed
Vir bonus, dicendi peritus (definition of an orator)
A good man, skilled in speaking

Catullus (C. Valerius Catullus)
Cui dono lepidum novum libellum? (1, 1)
To whom do I give my new elegant little book?
Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem (76, 13)
It is difficult to suddenly give up a long love
Disertissime Romuli nepotum (49, 1)
Most eloquent of the descendants of Romulus (to Cicero)
Frater, ave atque vale (101, 10)
Brother, hello and good-bye
Ille mi par esse deo videtur (51, 1)
He seems to me to be equal to a god
Odi et amo (85, 1)
I hate and I love
Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est (39, 16)
There is nothing more foolish than a foolish laugh
Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus (5, 1)
Let us live, my Lesbia, and let us love

Bis dat qui cito dat (Don Quixote)
He gives twice who quickly gives

De mortuis nihil nisi bonum
Say nothing but good about the dead

Cicero (M. Tullius Cicero)
Assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit
Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdues both intelligence and skill
Aura popularis
The popular breeze
Consensus audacium
An agreement of rash men (a conspiracy)
Cui bono?
For whose benefit is it?
Cum tacent clamant (In Catilinam I)
When they remain silent, they cry out
Excitabat fluctus in simpulo
He was stirring up billows in a ladle
Ex tempore
From the moment
Inhumanitas omni aetate molesta est
Inhumanity is harmful in every age
In virtute sunt multi ascensus
There are many degrees in excellence
Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus
We are slaves of the law so that we may be able to be free
Num barbarorum Romulus rex fuit?
Romulus was not a king of barbarians, was he?
O praeclarum custodem ovium lupum!
An excellent protector of sheep, the wolf!
O tempora! O mores! (In Catilinam I)
Oh, the times! Oh, the morals!
Patria est communis omnium parens
The fatherland is the common parent of us all
Quam se ipse amans- sine rivali!
Himself loving himself so much- without a rival!
Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? (In Catilinam I)
How long will you abuse our patience, Catiline?
Saepe ne utile quidem est scire quid futurum sit
Often it is not even advantageous to know what will be
Salus populi suprema lex
The safety of the people is the supreme law
Simia quam similis, turpissimus bestia, nobis!
How like us is that very ugly beast the monkey
Tamquam alter idem
As if a second self
Tarditas et procrastinatio odiosa est
Delay and procrastination is hateful
Trahimur omnes laudis studio
We are all drawn by our eagerness for praise
Ut sementem feceris ita metes
As you sow so will you reap
Videtis quantum scelus contra rem publicam vobis nuntiatum sit?
How great an evil do you see that may have been announced by you against the Republic?
Vixerunt (said of the Catilinarian conspirators)
They have lived (They are dead)

Curtius Rufus (Q. Curtius Rufus)
Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet
A timid dog barks more violently than it bites
Medici graviores morbos asperis remediis curant
Doctors cure the more serious diseases with harsh remedies

Dionysius Cato
Struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat
When a woman weeps, she is setting traps with her tears

Ennius (Q. Ennius)
At tuba terribili sonitu taratantara dixit
But the trumpet sounded with its terrible taratantara
Moribus antiquis res stat Romana virisque
On ancient ways and heroes stands the Roman state
O Tite tute Tati tibi tanta, tyranne, tulisti
Oh, you tyrant, Titus Tatius! You took such great things for yourself!

Vix ulla tam iniqua pax, quin bello vel aequissimo sit potior (Querela Pacis)
Scarcely is there any peace so unjust that it is better than even the fairest war

Florus (P. Annius Florus)
Ego nolo Caesar esse
I don't want to be Caesar

Gellius (A. Gellius)
Video barbam et pallium; philosophum nondum video
I see the beard and cloak, but I don't yet see a philosopher

Ars longa, vita brevis
Art is long, life is short

Horace (Q. Horatius Flaccus)
Ab ovo usque ad mala
From the egg right to the apples (From start to finish)
Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem
Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times
Amoto quaeramus seria ludo
Joking aside, let us turn to serious matters
Auream mediocritatem
Golden mean
Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit (Satires, II.vii.117)
The fellow is either mad or he is composing verses
Bella detesta matribus
Wars, the horror of mothers
Bis repetita placent
The things that please are those that are asked for again and again
Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt (Epistulae, I.xi.8
They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero (Odes, I.xi.1)
Seize the day, trust as little as possible in tomorrow
Consule Planco
In the consulship of Plancus (In the good old days)
Coram populo
In the presence of the people
Culpam poena premit comes
Punishment closely follows guilt as its companion
Dente lupus, cornu taurus petit
The wolf attacks with his fang, the bull with his horn
Disiecti membra poetae
Limbs of a dismembered poet
Dulce est desipere in loco
It is sweet to relax at the proper time
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori (Odes)
It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country
Eheu fugaces labuntur anni (Odes)
Alas, the fleeting years slip by
Est modus in rebus (Satires)
There is a middle ground in things
Exegi monumentum aere perennius
I have erected a monument more lasting than bronze
Extinctus amabitur idem (Epistles)
The same man will be loved when he is dead
Favete linguis (Odes)
Keep quiet
Genus irritabile vatum (Epistles, II.2.109)
The irritable race of poets
Maecenas atavis edite regibus (Odes, I.1)
Maecenas, born of monarch ancestors
Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus interpres
As a true translator you will take care not to translate word for word
Nil desperandum
Don't despair
Non omnia moriar
Not all of me will die
Nunc est bibendum
Now we must drink
Pallida Mors (Odes)
Pale Death
Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur
What are you laughing at? Just change the name and the joke's on you
Ridentem dicere verum quid vetat?
What forbids a laughing man from telling the truth?
Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet
He who feared he would not succeed sat still
Simplex munditiis
Unaffected by manners
Splendide mendax
Splendidly false
Vis consili expers mole ruit sua
Brute force bereft of wisdom falls to ruin by its own weight
Vitanda est improba siren desidia (Satires, II.iii.14)
One must avoid that wicked temptress Laziness

Juvenal (D. Iunius Iuvenalis)
Insanabile cacoëthes scribendi (Satires)
An incurable passion to write
Maxima debetur puero reverentia
The greatest respect in owed to a child
Mens sana in corpore sano
A sound mind in a sound body
Nemo malus felix
No bad man is lucky
Nemo repente fuit turpissimus (Satires, II.83)
No one ever became thoroughly bad in one

Panem et circenses
Bread and circuses
Probitas laudatur et alget (Satires, I.74)
Honesty is praised and left in the cold
Rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cycno (Satires, VI.165)
A rare bird upon the earth and very much like a black swan
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Satires, VI.347-8)
But who will guard the guardians themselves?

Laberius (D. Laberius)
Necesse est multos timeat quem multi timent (referring to Caesar)
He must fear many, whom many fear
Livius Andronicus (L. Livius Andronicus)
Virum mihi, Camena, insece versutum (Odissia, I.1)
Tell me, O Muse, of the skillful man

Livy (T. Livius)
Caeca invidia est
Envy is blind
Res ad triarios rediit
The situation has come down to the triarii

Lucan (M. Annaeus Lucanus)
Nil actum reputa si quid superest agendum
Don't consider that anything has been done if anything is left to be done

Lucilius (C. Lucilius)
O curas hominum! O quantum est in rebus inane!
Ah, human cares! Ah, how much futility in the world!

Lucretius (T. Lucretius Carus)
Aeneadum genetrix, hominum divomque voluptas (De Rerum Natura, I.1)
Mother of Aeneas, pleasure of men and gods
Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum (De Rerum Natura, I.101)
So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds

Manilius (M. Manilius)
Per varios usus artem experientia fecit
Practice has brought skill through different exercises

Naevius (Cn. Naevius)
Fato Metelli Romae fiunt consules
The Metelli become consuls of Rome by fate
Novem Iovis concordes filiae sorores (Bellum Poenicum, I.1)
You nine daughters of Jupiter, sisters of one heart

Nero (Imperator L. Domitius Ahenobarbus Augustus)
Qualis artifex pereo! (last words)
What an artist I die!

Ovid (P. Ovidius Naso)
A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper
A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog
Alere flammas
To feed the flames
Amor tussisque non celantur
Love, and a cough, are not concealed
Ars est celare artem
It is art to conceal art
Bene qui latuit bene vixit (Tristia)
He who has lived in obscurity has lived well
Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris (Tristia)
As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone
Gutta cavat lapidem
Dripping hollows out rock
Ingenio maximus, arte rudis (said of Ennius)
Greatest in genius, rough in skill
Leve fit, quod bene fertur, onus
A burden which is done well becomes light
Materiam superabat opus
The workmanship surpassed the subject matter
Militat omnis amans et habet sua castra Cupido
Every lover is a soldier and has his camp in Cupid
Omnia iam fient fieri quae posse negabam
Everything which I said could not happen will happen now
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim
Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you
Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit
He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow
Rident stolidi verba Latina
Fools laugh at the Latin language
Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas
Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses

Persius (A. Persius Flaccus)
Gigni de nihilo nihil; in nihilum nil posse reverti (Satires, III.83-84)
Nothing can be produced from nothing; nothing can be returned into nothing

Pervigilium Veneris
Cras amet qui numquam amavit quique amavit cras amet
Let him love tomorrow who has never loved and let he who has loved love tomorrow

Vos vestros servate, meos mihi linquite mores
You keep to your own ways and leave mine to me

Petronius (C. Petronius Arbiter)
Cito fit quod dii volunt
What the gods want happens soon
In alio pediculum, in te ricinum non vides
You see a louse on someone else, but not a tick on yourself

Plautus (T. Maccius Plautus)
Flamma fumo est proxima (Curculio)
Flame follows smoke
Mus uni non fidit antro
A mouse does not rely on just one hole

Pliny the Elder (C. Plinius Secundus)
Bruta fulmina et vana (Natural History, II.xliii.113)
Thunderbolts that strike blindly and in vain

Pliny the Younger (C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus)
Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas
It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practice it
Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit
There is no book so bad that it is not profitable in some part

Propertius (Sex. Propertius)
Expertus dico, nemo est in amore fidelis (Elegiae, II.34.3)
I say as an expert, no one is faithful in love
Nescio quid maius nascitur Iliade (about the Aeneid)
Something greater than the Iliad now springs to birth

Quintilian (M. Fabius Quintilianus)
Mendacem oportet esse memorem
A liar must have a good memory
Satura tota nostra est
Satire is wholly ours

Sallust (C. Sallustius Crispus)
Esse quam videri bonus malebat (Bellum Catilinae, LIV.6)
He (Cato) prefered to be good rather than seem good

Seneca the Elder (L. or M. Annaeus Seneca)
Quaedam non iura scripta sed omnibus scriptis certiora sunt
Some laws are unwritten, but they are better established than all written ones

Seneca the Younger (L. Annaeus Seneca)
Aliquando et insanire iucundum est
It is sometimes pleasant even to act like a madman
Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem
It is not goodness to be better than the worst
Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo
A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well
Curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent (Phaedra)
Light cares speak, great ones are speechless
Diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium
Diligence is a very great help even to a mediocre intelligence
Facilius per partes in cognitionem totius adducimur
We are more easily led part by part to an understanding of the whole
Fallaces sunt rerum species
The appearances of things are deceptive
Gladiator in arena consilium capit
The gladiator is making his plan in the arena (i.e. too late)
Maiorum consuetudini deditus (about his father)
Devoted to the tradition of his ancestors
Non est ad astra mollis e terris via (Hercules Furens, 437)
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars
Non est ars quae ad effectum casu venit
That which achieves its effect by accident is not art
Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit (De tranquillitate animi, XVII.10)
There has not been any great talent without an element of madness
Nullum saeculum magnis ingeniis clausum est
No era is closed to closed to great intelects
Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura (Epistualae morales LXXXII.3)
Leisure without literature is death, or rather the burial of a living man
Potest ex casa magnus vir exire
A great man can come from a hut
Praeceptores suos adulescens veneratur et suspicit
A young man respects and looks up to his teachers
Qui dedit beneficium taceat; narrat qui accepit
Let him who has given a favor be silent; let he who has received it tell it
Timendi causa est nescire
Ignorance is the cause of fear

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent
Other people's things are more pleasing to us, and ours to other people
Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur
Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time
Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere
To accept a favor is to sell one's freedom
Etiam capillus unus habet umbram
Even one hair has a shadow
Malum consilium quod mutari non potest
It is a bad plan that cannot be changed
Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes
It is foolish to fear that which you cannot avoid

Tacitus (P. Cornelius Tacitus)
Bonum virum facile crederes, magnum libenter (Agricola)
You might believe a good man easily, a great man with pleasure
Omnium consensu capax imperii nisi imperasset (Annales, said of Galba)
By general consent, he would have been capable of ruling, had he not ruled
Ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant (Agricola, 30)
When they make a desolation they call it peace

Terence (P. Terentius Afer)
Amantium irae amoris integratio'st (Andria)
The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love
Dictum sapienti sat est
A word to the wise is sufficient
Fortes fortuna adiuvat
Fortune helps the brave
Homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto (Heauton Timorunmenos)
I am a man; I think nothing human is alien to me
Nullum'st iam dictum quod non sit dictum prius (Eunuchus)
Nothing is already said which wasn't said before
Quot homines tot sententiae (Phormio)
So many men, so many thoughts
Senectus ipsast morbus (Phormio)
Old age itself is a disease
Tacent, satis laudant
Their silence is enough praise
Seneca the Elder (L. or M. Annaeus Seneca)
Quaedam non iura scripta sed omnibus scriptis certiora sunt
Some laws are unwritten, but they are better established than all written ones

Tertullian (Q. Septimius Florens Tertullianus)
Certum est quia impossibile (De Carne Christi, V)
It is certain because it is impossible

Titus (Imperator T. Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus Augustus)
Amici, diem perdidi
Friends, I have lost a day

Varro (M. Terentius Varro Reatinus)
Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes (De re rustica, III.1)
Divine nature gave us fields, human skill built our cities
Non omnes qui habent citharam sunt citharoedi
Not all who own a lyre are lyre-players

Vegetius (Flavius Vegetius Renatus)
Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum (Epitoma rei militaris, Prologue, 3)
If you want peace prepare for war

Vespasian (Imperator T. Flavius Vespasianus Augustus)
Vae puto deus fio (last words)
Alas, I think I am becoming a god

Virgil (P. Vergilius Maro)
Ab uno disce omnes
Learn all from one thing
Annuit coeptis
He has smiled on our undertakings
Arcades ambo
Arcadians both
Arma virumque cano (Aeneid, I.1)
I sing of arms and a man
Aspirat primo Fortuna labori
Fortune smiles upon our first effort
Auri sacra fames
The cursed hunger for gold
Bella horrida bella
Wars, horrid wars
Dabit deus his quoque finem (Aeneid)
God will even grant an end to these [troubles]
Dis aliter visum
It seemed otherwise to the gods
Dux femina facti
The leader of the deed was a woman
E pluribus unum (Moretum)
One out of many
Equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes (Aeneid, II.48)
Don't trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even bearing gifts
Experto credite
Trust the expert
Facilis descensus Averno
Easy is the descent to Avernus (Aeneid, VI.126)
Fama volat (Aeneid)
Rumor flies
Fata obstant (Aeneid)
The Fates oppose
Fata viam invenient (Aeneid)
The Fates will find a way
Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas (Georgics)
He is fortunate who had been able to learn the causes of things
Fidus Achates (Aeneid)
Faithful Achates
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit
Perhaps one day it will be pleasant to remember even these things
Latet anguis in herba (Eclogues, III.94)
A snake lies hidden in the grass
Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc Parthenope, cecini pascua, rura, duces (Epitaph)
Mantua gave me birth, Calabri snatched me away, now Parthenope holds me; I sang of shepherds, pastures, and heroes
Omnia vincit amor, et nos cedamus amori (Eclogues, X.69)
Love conquers all, and let us yield to it
Quorum pars magna fui (Aeneid, II.6)
Of which I was a great part
Sicelides Musae, paulo maiora canamus (Eclogues, IV.1)
Sicilian Muses, let us sing of slightly grander things
Tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem (Aeneid, I.33)
So great a task it was to found the Roman race
Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento (Aeneid, VI.851)
You, Roman, remember to rule peoples with your power

Wotton, Sir Henry
Disputandi pruritas ecclesiarum scabies (Panegyric to King Charles)
An itch for disputation is the mange of the churches

Wren, Sir Christopher
Si monumentum requiris circumspice (epitaph in St. Paul's Cathedral)
If you seek a monument, look around

Quotes - resurrected.

Meredith Bell's picture

Bloody Hell Dave! Who bought you the bumper book of latin quotatons? (hehe) :lol:

Here's a quote from Shelley's poem 'Mutability'

"We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly! - Yet soon
Night closes round, and they are lost forever...

We rest - A dream has power to poison sleep
We rise - One wandering thought pollutes the day
We feel, concieve or reason, laugh or weep;
Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares away...

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