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48 Famous Quotes by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

By his own verdict no guilty man was ever acquitted. [Lat., Se judice, nemo nocens absolvitur.]

Crime Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 2)

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Generally, common sense is rare in the (higher) rank. [Lat., Rarus enim ferme sensus communis in illa Fortuna.]

Sense Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VIII, 73)

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A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

Patriotism Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VIII, 244), title bestowed on Cicero (64 BC) after his consulship

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It is difficult not to write satire. [Lat., Difficile est satiram non scribere.]

Satire Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (I, 29)

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The skilful class of flatterers praise the discourse of an ignorant friend and the face of a deformed one. [Lat., Adulandi gens prudentissima laudat Sermonem indocti, faciem deformis amici.]

Flattery Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (III, 86)

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Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me-- Virtue alone is true nobility!

Nobility Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satire VIII (l. 29), (Gifford's translation)

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Our prayers should be for a sound mind in a healthy body. [Lat., Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.]

Health Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (X, 356)

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Who'd bear to hear the Gracchi chide sedition? (Listen to those who denounce what they do themselves.) [Lat., Quis tulerit Gracchos de seditone querentes?]

Faults Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (II, 24)

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Every vice makes its guilt the more conspicuous in proportion to the rank of the offender. [Lat., Omne animi vitium tanto conspectius in se Crimen habet, quanto major qui peccat habetur.]

Vice Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VIII, 140)

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And there's a lust in man no charm can tame Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but borne to die.

Scandal Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (IX), (Harvey's translation)

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The tongue is the vile slave's vilest part. [Lat., Lingua mali pars pessima servi.]

Tongue Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (IX, 120)

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We are all easily taught to imitate what is base and depraved. [Lat., Dociles imitandis Turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus.]

Imitation Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIV, 40)

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In their palate alone is their reason of existence. [Lat., In solo vivendi causa palata est.]

Eating Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (II, 11)

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Go, madman! rush over the wildest Alps, that you may please children and be made the subject of declamation. [Lat., I demens! et saevas curre per Alpes, Ut pueris placeas et declamatio fias.]

Insanity Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (X, 166)

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Let me moderate our sorrows. The grief of a man should not exceed proper bounds, but be in proportion to the blow he has received. [Lat., Ponamus nimios gemitus: flagrantior aequo Non debet dolor esse viri, nec vulnere major.]

Grief Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 11)

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For He, who gave this vast machine to roll, Breathed Life in then, in us a Reasoning Soul; That kindred feelings might our state improve, And mutual wants conduct to mutual love.

Humanity Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satire XV (l. 203)

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What is more cruel than a tyrant's ear? [Lat., Quid violentius aure tyranni?]

Tyranny Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (IV, 86)

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Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown. [Lat., Multi committunt eadem diverso crimina fato; Ille crucem scleris pretium tulit, hic diadema.]

Crime Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 103)

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For whoever meditates a crime is guilty of the deed. [Lat., Nam scelus intra se tacitum qui cogitat ullum, Facti crimen habet.]

Crime Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 209)

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You are not to do evil that good may come of it. [Lat., Non faciat malum, ut inde veniat bonum.]

Crime Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 209)

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Father of his country. [Lat., Pater pariae.]

Patriotism Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VIII, 244), title bestowed on Cicero (64 BC) after his consulship

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Common sense among men of fortune is rare. [Lat., Rarus enim ferme sunsus communis in illa Fortuna.]

Wealth Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VIII, 73)

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He who wishes to become rich wishes to become so immediately. [Lat., Dives fieri qui vult Et cito vult fieri.]

Wealth Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIV, 176)

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There is nothing which power cannot believe of itself, when it is praised as equal to the gods. [Lat., Nihil est quod credere de se Non possit, quum laudatur dis aequa potestas.]

Power Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (IV, 70)

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Those who do not wish to kill any one, wish they had the power. [Lat., Et qui nolunt occidere quemquam Posse volunt.]

Power Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (X, 96)

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