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21 Famous Quotes by Claudian (Claudianus)

Fortune favors the brave. [Lat., Fors juvat audentes.]

Fortune Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: Epistles (IV, 9)

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The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride. [Lat., Inquinat egregios adjuncta superbia mores.]

Nobility Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augustii Panegyris (305)

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The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.

Affliction Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: In Eutropium (II, 149)

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What Roman power slowly built, an unarmed traitor instantly overthrew. [Lat., Quod tantis Romana manus contexuit annis Proditur unus iners angusto tempore vertit.]

Rome Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: In Rufinum (II, 52)

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Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

Example Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCXCIX)

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Virtue when concealed is a worthless thing. [Lat., Vile latens virtus.]

Virtue Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (222)

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He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion. [Lat., Diis proximus ille est Quem ratio non ira movet: qui factor rependens Consilio punire potest.]

Punishment Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Consulatu Malii Theodori Panygyris (CCXXVII)

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The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor. [Lat., Observantior aequi Fit populus, nec ferre negat, cum viderit ipsum Auctorem parere sibi.]

Justice Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCXCVII)

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The fickle populace always change with the prince. [Lat., Mobile mutatur semper cum principe vulgus.]

Public Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCCII)

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The people are fashioned according to the example of their kings; and edicts are of less power than the life of their ruler. [Lat., Componitur orbis Regis ad exemplum; nec sic inflectere sensus Humanos edicta valent, quam vita regentis.]

Example Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCXCIX)

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Nor is heaven always at peace. [Lat., Nec sidera pacem Semper habent.]

Peace Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Bello Getico (LXII)

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A severe war lurks under the show of peace. [Lat., Mars gravior sub pace latet.]

Peace Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Sexto Consulatu Honorii Augustsi Panegyris (307)

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They are raised on high that they may be dashed to pieces with a greater fall. [Lat., Tolluntur in altum Ut lapsu gaviore ruant.]

Fate Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: In Rufinum (bk. I, 22)

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Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction. [Lat., Eheu! quam brevibus pereunt ingentia fatis.]

Fortune Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: In Rufinum (II, 49)

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Virtue is indeed its own reward. [Lat., Ipsa quidem pretium virtus sibi.]

Virtue Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Consulatu Mallii--Theodorii Panegyris (V, I)

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Do not consider what you may do, but what it will become you to have done, and let the sense of honor subdue your mind. [Lat., Nec tibi quid liceat, sed quid fecisse decebit Occurrat, mentemque domet respectus honesti.]

Honor Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCLXVII)

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Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position. [Lat., Asperius nihil est humil cum surgit in altum.]

Change Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: In Eutropium (I, 181)

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Change or die.

Change Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: In Eutropium (I, 181)

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Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth. [Lat., Teneris, heu, lubrica moribus aetas!]

Youth Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Raptu Proserpinoe (III, 227)

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That man is deceived who thinks it slavery to live under an excellent prince. Never does liberty appear in a more gracious form than under a pious king. [Lat., Fallitur egregio quisquis sub principe credet Servitutem. Nunquam libertas gratior extat Quam sub rege pio.]

Royalty Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Laudibus Stilichonis (III, 113)

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Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy. [Lat., Rabiem livoris acerbi Nulla potest placare quies.]

Envy Quotes, by Claudian (Claudianus) , Source: De Raptu Proserpinoe (III, 290)

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