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  • Otiosus animus nescit quid volet: An idle person (as he follows it) knows not when he is well, what he would have, or whither he would go,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Laetior successit securitas quae simul cum divitiis cohabitare nescit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Latin as that emperor had, [2053] qui nescit dissimulare, nescit vivere, they are unfit to do their country service, to perform or undertake any action or employment, which may tend to the good of a commonwealth, except it be to fight, or to do country justice, with common sense, which every yeoman can likewise do.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But I return to their skill; many diseases they cannot cure at all, as apoplexy, epilepsy, stone, strangury, gout, Tollere nodosam nescit medicina Podagram;

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Commonitio erit juvenibus haec, hisce ut abstineant magis, et omissa lascivia quae homines reddit insanos, virtutis incumbant studiis (Aeneas Sylv.) et curam amoris si quis nescit hinc poterit scire.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For after al great feast, [6118] Vino saepe suum nescit amica virum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Compare Marvell, "To his Coy Mistress," where "the rest" is used in a similarly, ermm, coy manner , and perhaps Ovid Amores 1.5.fin. "cetera quis nescit" ~ "you all know the rest"...

    What did the Romans wear under their togas?

  • It has been long said, Qui nescit dissimulare nescit regnare: I go still further, and say, that without some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all.

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

  • This people nescit ignorare — it will know everything.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • When Frederick gets like this, I am reminded of Terence's comment: 'Me solus nescit omnia.'



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