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  • So _ain_ for _aisne, nequire_ for _non quire, malle_ for _magis velle, nolle_ for _son velle_.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • They will generally have to give it up as hopeless, and renounce the attempt to have, in the intimate associate of their daily life, that _idem velle, idem nolle_, which is the recognised bond of any society that is really such: or if the man succeeds in obtaining it, he does so by choosing a woman who is so complete a nullity that she has no _velle_ or _nolle_ at all, and is as ready to comply with one thing as another if anybody tells her to do so.

    The Subjection of Women

  • Cicero, in Pro Rege Deiotaro, records that Julius Caesar "expressed a desire to vomit after dinner" vomere post cenam te velle dixisses, and says that the dictator took emetics for this purpose.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • [2090] Philosophastri licentiantur in artibus, artem qui non habent, [2091] Eosque sapientes esse jubent, qui nulla praediti sunt sapientia, et nihil ad gradum praeterquam velle adferunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Agitantur miseriis, continuis inquietudinibus, neque unquam a solitudine liberi sunt, anxie affiguntur amarissimis intra cogitationibus, semper tristes, suspitiosi, meticulosi: cogitationes sunt, velle agrum colere, stagna amant et paludes,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quam bellum est velle confiteri potius nescire quod nescias, quam ista effutientem nauseare, atque ipsum sibi displicere. —

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Nay, Seneca adds niceness and satiety: Cogita quamdiu eadem feceris; mori velle, non tantum fortis aut miser, sed etiam fastidiosus potest.

    The Essays

  • A private man if he be resolved with himself, or set on an opinion, accounts all idiots and asses that are not affected as he is, [399] — — — nil rectum, nisi quod placuit sibi, ducit, that are not so minded, [400] (quodque volunt homines se bene velle putant,) all fools that think not as he doth: he will not say with Atticus,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Apuleius in Catel. nobis cupido velle dat, posse abnegat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4811] Balthazar Castilio fall in love with a young man whom they never knew, but only heard him commended: or by reading of a letter; for there is a grace cometh from hearing, [4812] as a moral philosopher informeth us, as well from sight; and the species of love are received into the fantasy by relation alone: [4813] ut cupere ab aspectu, sic velle ab auditu, both senses affect.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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