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  • Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, "vox populi vox dei", quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

    Latin Quotations | Impact Lab

  • Her heart thumped as she read Ovid's opening verse: "In nova fert animus mutatas dicere formas corpora..."

    And the Winner Is...

  • You have dared to return to the "heroic couplet" but manage it so naturally that there remains no trace of "monotony in wire" or of rhetorical epigrams, and the rhymes seem to come sponte sua, et quod temptabas dicere, versus erat.

    'The Letters of George Santayana'

  • Judges ought to remember, that their office is jus dicere, and not jus dare; to interpret law, and not to make law, or give law.

    The Essays

  • Another is, scandal of priests; when it is come to that which St. Bernard saith, non est jam dicere, ut populus sic sacerdos; quia nec sic populus ut sacerdos.

    The Essays

  • Crat epist. multa in pulsibus superstitio, ausim etiam dicere, tot differentias quae describuntur a Galeno, neque intelligi a quoquam nec observari posse.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For my part, as Sallust said of Carthage, praestat silere, quam pauca dicere; I have said, yet one thing I will add, that this kind of physic is very moderately and advisedly to be used, upon good occasion, when the former of diet will not take place.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Loquetur alius nutibus, et quicquid metuit dicere, significabit affectibus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And Baldus the lawyer scoffs on, quum scholaris, inquit, loquitur cum puella, non praesumitur ei dicere, Pater noster, when a scholar talks with a maid, or another man's wife in private, it is presumed he saith not a pater noster.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Omitto aegros, exules, mendicos, quos nemo audet felices dicere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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