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19 Famous Quotes by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan)

The chiefs contend only for their place of burial. [Lat., Ducibus tantum de funere pugna est.]

Contention Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (VI, 811)

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He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others. [Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]

Cruelty Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (I, 150)

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Idle rumors were also added to well-founded apprehensions. [Lat., Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores.]

Rumor Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (I, 469)

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Each man makes his own shipwreck. [Lat., Naufragium sibi quisque facit.]

Shipwreck Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (I, 499)

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Those who guilt stains it equals. [Lat., Facinus quos inquinat aequat.]

Guilt Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (V, 290)

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The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved. [Lat., Felix se nescit amari.]

Prosperity Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (VII, 727)

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And rejoicing that he has made his way by ruin. [Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]

Ruin Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (bk. I, 150), referring to Julius Caesar

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He believed that he was born, not for himself, but for the whole world. [Lat., Nec sibi sed toti genitum se credere mundo.]

Philanthropy Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (II, 383)

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He is covered by the heavens who has no sepulchral urn. [Lat., Coelo tegitur qui non habet urnam.]

Monuments Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (bk. VII, 831)

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Might was the measure of right. [Lat., Mensuraque juris Vis erat.]

Right Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (I, 175)

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It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.

Right Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (I, 175)

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Agreement exists in disagreement. [Lat., Mansit concordia discors.]

Contention Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (I, 98)

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They are borne along by the violence of their rage, and think it is a waste of time to ask who are guilty. [Lat., Trahit ipse furoris Impetus, et visum est lenti quaesisse nocentum.]

Anger Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (II, 109)

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Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

Anger Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (II, 109)

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Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires. [Lat., Discite quam parvo liceat producere vitam, Et quantum natura petat.]

Necessity Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (IV, 377)

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An idle life always produces varied inclinations. [Lat., Variam semper dant otia mentem.]

Idleness Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (IV, 704)

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Neither side is guiltless if its adversary is appointed judge. [Lat., Nulla manus belli, mutato judice, pura est.]

Guilt Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (VII, 263)

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Believing nothing does whilst there remained anything else to be done. [Lat., Nil actum credens, dum quid superesset agendum.]

Nothingness Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (bk. II, 657)

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The victorious cause pleased the gods, but the victory pleased Cato. [Lat., Victrix cause Diis placuit, sed victa Catoni.]

Victory Quotes, by Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) , Source: Pharsalia (1, 118)

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