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  • Quum mens immediate decipi nequit, premum movit phantasiam, et ita obfirmat vanis conceptibus aut ut ne quem facultati aestimativae rationi locum relinquat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nam quocunque modo causa procedat, hoc semper agitur, ut loculi impleantur, etsi avaritia nequit satiari.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Stultus, qui quaerit quod nequit invenire, stultus qui quaerit quod nocet inventum, stultus qui cum plures habet calles, deteriorem deligit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Si longe aspiciens haec urit lumine divos atque homines prope, cur urere lina nequit?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [685] Peragit tranquilla potestas, Quod violenta nequit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The sure characteristic of a sound and strong mind, is to find in everything those certain bounds, quos ultra citrave nequit consistere rectum.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • I find any alterations by drinking these waters, now six days, it is rather for the better; but, in six days more, I think I shall find with more certainty what humor they are in with me; if kind, I will profit of, but not abuse their kindness; all things have their bounds, quos ultra citrave nequit consistere rectum; and I will endeavor to nick that point.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Sine operibus legis, id est, etsi interim perfecte totam legem sicut debebat complere nequit

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • "Denique in æthere non arbor, non æquore salso nubes esse queunt, nec pisces vivere in arvis, nec cruor in lignis neque saxis sucus inesse. certum ac dispositumst ubi quicquid crescat et insit. sic animi natura nequit sine corpore oriri sola neque a nervis et sanguine longiter esse."


  • The "_nisus formativus_" is admitted, but admitted with limits, "_quos ultra citraque nequit consistere rectum_".

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844


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