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hoc opus, his labor est
VERGIL
(This is the real difficulty)
lacrimae rerum
VERGIL
(sympathy for misfortune)
medio tutissimus ibis
OVID
(you will fare best by the middle course; i.e by using moderation)
mens agitat molem
VERGIL
(mind rules over matter)
mirable dictu
VERGIL
(marvelous to relate)
non omnis moriar
HORACE
(I shall not wholly die)
omnia mutantur, nos et mutantur in illis
OVID
(all things are changing, and we change along with them)
possunt quia posse videntur
VERGIL
(they can because they think they can)
procul, o procul est, profani!
HORACE
(stand far off, ye uninitiated)
profanum vulgus
HORACE
(the common crowd)
quantum mutatus ab illo!
VERGIL
(how changed from what he once was!)
quorum pars magna fui
VERGIL
(in which I had a large share)
quot homines, tot sententiae
TERENCE
(many men, may minds)
rudis indigestaque moles
OVID
(a crude and undigested mass)
sic vos non vobis
VERGIL
(thus you strive, but not for your own good)
varium et mutabile semper femina
VERGIL
(a fickle and changeable creature is woman ever)
vox faucibus haesit
VERGIL
(the words stuck in his throat)
video meliora proboque, deteriora sequor
OVID
(even though I know better, I keep on doing the wrong thing)
fuit Ilium
VERGIL
(Troy is no more)
favete linguis
HORACE
(Hold your tongue)
sit non doctissima coniunx
MARTIAL
(may my wife not be very learned)
*(roman formula for a happy marriage)
experto credite
VERGIL
(believe one who has experience)
*(idiomatically "trust me")
omnium rerum principia parva sunt
CICERO
(everything has a small beginning)
non est vivere sed valere vita est
MARTIAL
(life is more than just being alive)
Fata viam invenient
VERGIL
(the Fates will find a way)
omnia praeclara rara
CICERO
(all things which excel are rare)
dux femina facti
VERGIL
(a woman was the leader in the deed)
aspirat primo fortuna labori
VERGIL
(fortune smiles upon our first effort)
sapienti sat
PLAUTUS
(sufficient for a wise man)
quam veterrimus homini optimus est amicus
PLAUTUS
(how much the best of a man's friend is his oldest friend)