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  • Every honest man will admit that a violent effort is necessary to shake off ignavia critica critical laziness, that so widespread form of intellectual cowardice; that this effort must be constantly repeated, and that it is often accompanied by real suffering.

    languagehat.com: ON BELIEVING WHAT WE'RE TOLD.

  • Inter haec parata atque decreta [214] Cethegus semper querebatur de ignavia sociorum; illos dubitando et dies prolatando magnas opportunitates corrumpere, facto, non consulto, in tali periculo opus esse, seque, si pauci adjuvarent, languentibus aliis, impetum in curiam facturum.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Bocchus si ambobus consultum et ratam pacem vellet, daret operam, ut una ab omnibus quasi de pace in colloquium veniretur, ibique sibi Sullam traderet; quum talem virum in potestatem habuisset, [629] tum fore, uti jussu senatus populique Romani foedus fieret, neque hominem nobilem non sua ignavia sed ob rem publicam [630] in hostium potestate relictum iri. '

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Postremo ubi multa agitanti nihil procedit, rursus intempesta nocte conjurationis principes convocat per M. Porcium Laecam, ibique multa de ignavia eorum questus, docet se M.nlium praemisisse ad eam multitudinem, quam ad capiunda arma paraverat, item alios in alia loca opportuna, qui initium belli facerent, seque ad exercitum proficisci cupere, si prius Ciceronem oppressisset; eum suis consiliis multum officere.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Qui si reputaverint, et quibus ego temporibus magistratum adeptus sim, et quales viri idem assequi nequiverint, [27] et postea quae genera hominum in senatum pervenerint, profecto existimabunt me magis merito quam ignavia judicium animi mei mutavisse, majusque commodum ex otio meo quam ex aliorum negotiis rei publicae venturum.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Nam illa quidem piget dicere, his annis XV. [182] quam ludibrio fueritis superbiae paucorum, quam foede quamque inulti perierint vestri defensores, ut vobis animus ab ignavia [183] atque socordia corruptus sit, qui ne nunc quidem, obnoxiis inimicis, [184] exsurgitis, atque etiamnunc timetis eos, quibus decet terrori esse.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • [183] _Ab ignavia_ is to be taken in the sense of 'in consequence of,' or

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Multi more isto atque exemplo vivont, quos cum censeas 540 esse amicos, reperiuntur falsi falsimoniis, lingua factiosi, inertes opera, sublesta fide. nullus est quoi non invideant rem secundam optingere; sibi ne invideatur, ipsi ignavia recte cavent.

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • [252] For no man, by slothful timidity, has escaped the lot of mortals -- _Etenim ignavia nemo immortalis factus.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • The pity that proves so possible and plentiful without that basis, is mere _ignavia_ and cowardly effeminacy; maudlin laxity of heart, grounded on blinkard dimness of head -- contemptible as a drunkard's tears.

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  • idleness,sloth

    Theroux,Darconville's Cat

    July 12, 2009

  • laziness.

    May 27, 2009

  • JM knows he should look up the meaning of 'ignavia' but can't be bothered

    February 16, 2009

  • idleness,sloth

    Theroux,Darconville's Cat

    November 9, 2007