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  • In emblem 169, entitled, "One ought to fear even the tiniest creatures" (A minimis quoque timendum), Alciati writes: "The beetle wages war and provokes his enemy of his own accord; even though inferior in strength he surpasses her in cunning" (Bella gerit scarabeus, et hostem provocat ultro, Robore et inferior, consilio superat). back

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Conscientia mea meruit damnationem, poenitentia non sufficit ad satisfactionem: sed tua misericordia superat omnem offensionem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Idem epist. in prato cum sit flores superat; illi pulchri sed unius tantum diei; fluvius gratis sed evanescit; at tuus fluvius mari major.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lascivia superat equum, impudentia canem, astu vulpem, furore leonem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nota quod arnicas bonus et dilectus socius, narrationibus suis jucundis superat omneni melodiam.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sed certum est quod misericordia tua superat omnem offensionem.

    Pneumatologia

  • Sed certum est quod misericordia tua superat omnem offensionem.

    Pneumatologia

  • Hence are the words of the same Anselm in his Meditations: “Conscientia mea meruit damnationem, et pœnitentia mea non sufficit ad satisfactionem; set certum est quod misericordia tua superat omnem offensionem;” — “My conscience has deserved damnation, and my repentance is not sufficient for satisfaction; but most certain it is that thy mercy aboundeth above all offence.”

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • * [2061] Conscientia mea meruit damnationem, et pœnitentia mea non sufficit ad satisfactionem; set certum est quod misericordia tua superat omnem offensionem;

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • Fraus ni nos superat, nihil est quod non superemus.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

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