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10 Famous Quotes by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

Why, like the hindmost chariot wheels, art curst Still to be near but ne'er to reach the first. [Lat., Nam quamvis prope to, quamvis temone sub uno Verentem sese, frustra sectabere cantum Cum rota posterior curras et in axe secundo.]

Failure Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (V, 71), (Dryden's translation) one of the mottoes of the "Spectator", "Tatler", "Guardian"

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He attempts to use language which he does not know. [Lat., Negatas artifex sequi voces.]

Linguists Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires--Prologue (XI)

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Each man has his own desires; all do not possess the same inclinations. [Lat., Velle suuum cuique est, nec voto vivitur uno.]

Desire Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (V, 53)

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Fit to give weight to smoke. [Lat., Dare pondus idonea fumo.]

Fire Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (V, 20)

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Out of the frying pan into the fire.

Fire Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (V, 20)

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The belly is the teacher of art and the bestower of genius. [Lat., Magister artis ingeniique largitor venter.]

Hunger Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires--Prologue (X)

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That no one, no one at all, should try to search into himself! But the wallet of the person in front is carefully kept in view. [Lat., Ut nemo in sese tentat descendere, nemo! Sed praecedenti spectatur mantica tergo.]

Faults Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (IV, 24)

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To be pointed out with the finger.

Reputation Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, l. 28)

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The belly (i.e. necessity) is the teacher of art and the liberal bestower of wit. [Lat., Magister artis ingenique largitor Venter.]

Eating Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Prologue to Satires (10)

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Nothing can be born of nothing, nothing can be resolved into nothing. [Lat., Gigni De nihilo nihil, in nihilum nil posse reverti.]

Nothingness Quotes, by Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus) , Source: Satires (I, 111, 83)

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