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He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
[Fr., Celui qui a de l'imagination sans erudition read more

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
[Fr., Celui qui a de l'imagination sans erudition a des ailes, et
n'a pas de pieds.]

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For example, the tiny ant, a creature of great industry, drags
with its mouth whatever it can, and adds read more

For example, the tiny ant, a creature of great industry, drags
with its mouth whatever it can, and adds it to the heap which she
is piling up, not unaware nor careless of the future.
[Lat., Parvula (nam exemplo est) magni formica laboris
Ore trahit, quodcunque potest, atque addit acervo
Quem struit; hand ignara ac non incauta futuri.]

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In cold blood he leapt into burning Etna.
[Lat., Ardentem frigidus Aetnam insiluit.]

In cold blood he leapt into burning Etna.
[Lat., Ardentem frigidus Aetnam insiluit.]

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What exile from his country is able to escape from himself?
[Lat., Patriae quis exul se quoque fugit.]

What exile from his country is able to escape from himself?
[Lat., Patriae quis exul se quoque fugit.]

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The envious pine at others' success; no greater punishment than
envy was devised by Sicilian tyrants.
[Lat., Invidus read more

The envious pine at others' success; no greater punishment than
envy was devised by Sicilian tyrants.
[Lat., Invidus alterius marescit rebus opimis;
Invidia Siculi non invenere tyranni
Majus tormentus.]

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Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour?
[Lat., Quis scit, an adjiciant hodiernae crastina read more

Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour?
[Lat., Quis scit, an adjiciant hodiernae crastina summae
Tempora di superi?]

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The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his
settled purpose, either by the misdirected read more

The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his
settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of his fellow
citizens, or by the threats of an imperious tryant.
[Lat., Justum et tenacem propositi virum
Non civium ardor prava jubentium,
Non vultus instantis tyranni,
Mente quatit solida.]

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A eulogist of past times.
[Lat., Laudator temporis acti.]

A eulogist of past times.
[Lat., Laudator temporis acti.]

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Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and to take as a
gift whatever the day brings read more

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and to take as a
gift whatever the day brings forth.
[Lat., Quid sit futurum cras, fuge quaerere: et
Quem Fors dierum cunque dabit, lucro
Appone.]

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One man with courage makes a majority.

One man with courage makes a majority.

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