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  • Croesus regum omnium stultissimus de lebete consulit, alius de numero arenarum, dimensione maris,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Mr Patmore advances, there is a marked increase of silliness and affectation in his effusions, which shows how sedulously he has cultivated the art of sinking in poetry; and that the same adage which has been applied to vice, may be applied also to folly, "_Nemo repente fuit stultissimus_."

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

  • The famous French philosopher, Charles Richet, described human beings as "homo stultissimus," or idiot, man-having knowledge whereby they might stamp out human diseases, they nevertheless permitted many diseases to continue to prevail.

    The Prolongation of Life

  • Here we find it necessary to emphasize, for the human being is quite frequently "homo stultissimus," that science has given methods of control over diabetes and diseases of the kidneys.

    The Prolongation of Life

  • But again and again, comes the fact that the human being is "homo stultissimus," and unwilling to avail himself of what medical science has to offer.

    The Prolongation of Life

  • He has sheared me clean of my gold, the villain, sheared me to suit his taste by his wily arts, artless innocent that I am! ita miles memorat meretricem esse eam quam ille uxorem esse aiebat, omniaque ut quidque actum est memoravit, eam sibi hunc annum conductam, relicuom id auri factum quod ego ei stultissimus homo promisissem: hoc, hoc est quo cor peracescit:

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

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