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48 Famous Quotes by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure. [Lat., Voluptates commendat rarior usus.]

Pleasure Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XI, 208)

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A sound mind in a sound body is a thing to be prayed for. [Lat., Orandum est, ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.]

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

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Whenever fortune wishes to joke, she lifts people from what is humble to the highest extremity of affairs. [Lat., Ex humili magna ad fastigia rerum Extollit, quoties voluit fortuna jocari.]

Forgiveness Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (III, 39)

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A rare bird upon the earth, and exceedingly like a black swan. [Lat., Rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno.]

Birds Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VI, 165)

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A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. [Lat., Felix ille tamen corvo quoque rarior albo.]

Luck Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VII, 202)

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Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

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

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Satire is what closes Saturday night.

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

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Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience. [Lat., Exemplo quodcumque malo committitur, ipsi Displicet auctori. Prima est haec ultio, quod se Judice nemo nocens absolvitur.]

Guilt Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 1)

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Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools. [Lat., At vindicta bonum vita jucundius ipsa nempe hoc indocti.]

Revenge Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 180)

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Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. [Lat., Semper et infirmi est animi exiguique voluptas Ultio.]

Revenge Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 189)

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No one rejoices more in revenge than woman. [Lat., Vindicta Nemo magis gaudet quam foemina.]

Revenge Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIII, 191)

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Whence do you derive the power and privilege of a parent, when you, though an old man, do worse things (than your child)? [Lat., Unde tibi frontem libertatemque parentis, Cum facias pejora senex?

Example Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (XIV, 56)

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With thumb turned. [Lat., Verso pollice.]

Judgment Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (III, 36)

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What is there that you enter upon so favorably as not to repent of the undertaking and the accomplishment of your wish? [Lat., Quid tam dextro pede concipis ut te conatus non poeniteat votique peracti?]

Judgment Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (X, 5)

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I will it, I order it, let my will stand for a reason. [Lat., Hoc volo, sic jubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas.]

Reason Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VI, 223)

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Everything is Greek, when it is more shameful to be ignorant of Latin. [Lat., Omnia Graece! Cum sit turpe magis nostris nescire Latine.]

Linguists Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VI, 187), (second line said to be spurious)

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Of what use are pedigrees, or to be thought of noble blood, or the display of family portraits, O Ponticus? [Lat., Stemmata quid faciunt, quid prodest, Pontice, longo, Sanguine censeri pictosque ostendere vultus.]

Ancestry Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VIII, 1)

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Bid the hungry Greek go to heaven, he will go. [Lat., Graeculus esuriens in coelum, jusseris, ibit.]

Hunger Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (III, 78)

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And though you duck them ne'er so long, Not one salt drop e'er wets their tongue; 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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To eat at another's table is your ambition's height. [Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.]

Eating Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (V, 2)

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I only feel, but want the power to paint. [Lat., Nequeo monstrare et sentio tantum.]

Painting Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (VII, 56)

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The fisherman could perhaps be bought for less than the fish. [Lat., Potuit fortasse minoria Piscator quam piscis emi.]

Fishermen Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (satire IV, l. 26)

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Man, wretched man, whene'er he stoops to sin, Feels, with the act, a strong remorse within.

Remorse Quotes, by Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) , Source: Satires (satire XIII, l. 1), (William Gifford's translation)

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