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Nee mihi jam patriam antiquam v^e& alia

Nee dulces natos.

— Nor have I now any hope of seeing my
ancient country or my sweet diildren.

YlrglL ^tufid,g,lS7,

Nee mihi dicere promptum ;
Nee facere est isti.

— Nor have I readiness in speaking, nor has
he in doing. Orid. Metam.j Book iJ, 10,

Nee minor est virtus quam qwerere, porta

CoAus inest illic ; hie erit artis opus.
— Nor is it less a virtue to take care of pro-
perty than to acouire it. In the latter tnere
IS chance; the former will be a work of
skill. Ovid. Ars. AinaL, Book f, IS.

Nee mirum, quod divina natura dedifc
agros, ars humana eedificavit urbes. — Nor is
it wonderful, seeing that divine nature has
bestowed the fields, and human art has built
the cities.* Yarro.

Nee misere qnisquam,qui bene vixit,obit. —
No one has died miserably who has lived well.

Quoted by Erasmus: Apotheosis Capnionis,

Nee mora nee requies. — Neither delay nor
inactivity. Ylrgil. Georyics^ J, 110.

" Stt GowpBA, p. 98.

t Nee morti esse locum. — ^Nor is there place
for death. Yirgil. Georgics^ ^, ttO.

Nee niminm vobis formosa ancilla
ministret. — Nor let too pretty a maid-
servant wait upon you.

OYid. Art Atnat,, Book S, 665,

Nee nos obniti contra, nee tendere tantom
Sufficimus; superat quoniam Fortuna,

Quoque vocat vertamus iter.
— Nor have we power to strive against so
great (a storm) nor even to attempt it ; since
Fortune is too much for us, let us follow
her, and turn our course whither she bids.
YirgU. ^neid, 6, tl.

Nee obolum habet undo restim emat —
Nor has ho a penny left to buy a rope with.


Nee omnia, nee semper, nee ab onmibos. —
Neither all things, nor always, nor by all
persons. Pr.

Nee placidam membris dat cora quietem.
— Nor does care grant quiet rest to the
limbs. YirgiL JSneid, 4, 5.

Neo pluribus impar. — ^Not unequal to
greater numbers. Pr.

Nee prece nee pretio. — ^Neither by prayer
nor by purchase. Pr.

Nee pueros coram populo Medea trucidet.
— ^Nor let Medea (upon the stage) slaughter
her children in the sight of the audience.

Horace. De Arte Foetica, 185.
Nee, quso prseteriit, itenun revocabitur

unda :
Nee, qure preteriit, hora redire potest.
— Neither will the wave which has passed be
called back; nor can the hour which has
gone by return.

Ovid. Ara Amat.j Book S, 63,

Nee quffirere neo spemere honorem. —
Neither to seek nor to aespise honour. Pr.

Nee quicquam ad nostras pervenit acer-
bius aures. — Nor has anythmg more dis-
tressing reached our ears.

0¥id. Ep. ex Font,, Book 7, 9, 5,

Nee regi, nee populo, sed utrique. —

Neither for king, nor for people, but for

both. Pr.

Nee scire fas est omnia. — It is not allowed

us to know everything.

Horace. Odes, Book 4, 4, 22,
Nee semper feriet quodcunquo minabitur
arcus.— Nor will the arrow always strike
that at which it was aimed.

Horace. I)e ArU Foetica, 350.
Nee servum meliorem ullum, nee deteri-
orem dominum f uisse. — There was never any
better servant, nor any worse master.



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Neo si me subito videas, agnosoere possis.
Nor, if you were suddenly to see me, could
you recognise me.

OYld. £p, ex Font. , Book 1, 4, B,

Nee si non obstatur, propterea etiam per-
mittitur. — Nor does it follow because a
thing is not opposed that it is also per-
mitted. Cicero. FhilippieSf 13, 6, 14-

Nee sibi, sed toti genitum se credere
mundo. — ^To believe himself bom, not foi
himself, but for the whole world.

Lacanas. Fharsaliaf f, 3SS.

Nee sit terns ultima Thule.— Nor shall
Thule be the extremity of the world,*

Stneou Med,f Act 5, 375,

Nee soU cedit. — ^Nor does he yield even to
the sun. Pr*

- Nee spes ulla fug©.— Nor is there any hope
of escape. YlrglL .^neid, 9, 131 ; 10, 12L

Nee sum adeo informis. — ^Nor am I so
very ugly. YlrglL Eclogues, 2, t6.

Nee sumit aut ponit secures

Arbitrio popularis auras.

— Nor does he assume or resign the supreme

power at the bidding of popular favour.

Horace. Odes, Book 3, 2, 18,

Nee temere nee timide.— Neither rashly
nor timidly. Pr.

Nee tibi quid lioeat, sed quid fecisse decebit

—Nor let it occur to you what it is lawful
to do, but what it will oe right to do.

Claudlan. Consul, Honorii, 4, 267,

Nee timeo nee spemo. — I neither fear nor
despise. Pr.

Nee Veneris pharetris macer est, aut lam-

pade fervet :
Inde faces ardent, veniunt a dote sagitts.
— Nor is he thin from the quivers of Venus,
nor does he glow with her torch ; thence the
torches bum, the arrows come from his
wife's dowry. JavenaL Sat,, 6, 138.

Nee verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus


—Nor, as a faithful interpreter, need you

take pains to translate word for word.

Horace. De Arte Foetiea, 133,

Nee vidisse semel satis est; juvat usque

Et conferre gradum, et venicndi discere

— ^Nor is it enough to have seen him once ;
it is a pleasure ever to lin^r by him, and
to come to dose quarters with him, and to
learn the causes of this coming.

Yir^ Aineid, 6, 487,

• Sm" Ultima Tbuls."

Nee visu facilis, nee dictu affabilis ulli. —
Not easy to be seen, nor to be spoken in
words to anyone. Ylrgil. Aiueid, 3, 6S1,
! Nee vultu destrae dicta tuo. — Nor with
thy expression of face destroy the effect of
thy words. Ovid. Ars Amat., 2, 3, 12.

Neoesse est cum insanientibus f urere, nisi
solus relinqueris. — With the mad it is neces-
sary to be mad, unless you would be left
all aloue. Petronlus Arbiter.

I Nccesse est facere sumptum, qui quoerit
lucrtm. — It is necessary tuat he who seeks
gain should first have to incur expense.

Necesse est minima maximomm esse initia.
— ^The be^nings of the greatest things are
of necessity very small. PubllHus Byrus.
Necesse est ut multos timeat, quern multi
timent. — It is necessary that he should fear
many whom many fear. PnbUliuB 8yra8.X
Necessitas dat legem, non ipsa accipit. —
Necessity gives the law, and does not herself
accept it. Pablillus 8yrus.

Necessitas est lex temporis et loci. —
Necessity is the law of time and place. Law.
Necessitas non habet legem.— Necessity
has no law. Law.

Necessitas publica major est quam privata.
— Public necessity b more important than
private. Law.

Necessitati quodlibe^ telum utile est. —
Auy sort of weapon is useful against neces-
sity. PubliUttS 8yru8.
Necossitudinis et libertatis infinita est
sestimatio. — An immense regard is due to
necessity and to liberty. Law.
Nefas nocere vel malo fratri puta. —
Regard it as impiety to hurt even a bad
brother. Seneca. Thyestes, Act 2, 219.
Negaodi causa avarum nunquam deficit. —
A reason for refusing is never wanting to an
avaricious man. Publillus 8yrus.
Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non
solum arrogantis est, sed etiam omnino
dissoluti. — ^To be careless of wliat anyone
thinks is a sign not only of a presumptuous
person, but also of one altogether
abandoned. Cicero. De Offictis, Book 1, 28,
Negotiis par. — ^Equal to business. Pr.
Nemine contradicente (or neraine di«son
tiente).— No one speakinpj to the contrary ;
or, no one differing in opinion.

Neminem, dum adhuc viveret, beatum
dici debere arbitrabatur.— He (Solon) con-
sidered that no one ought to be called happy
as long as he was alive.

Yaleriui Haximus. Book 7, 2, ext. 2,

t Se« " Non potest qnwstus."
t S«e "Multis terribilis."


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Neminem id agere. ut ex alteriuB pradetar
insdtia. — No man ahould bo act as to make
a gain out of the ignorance of another.

Cioero. Jk OJiciis, 3, Tt^ 7f .

Nemini credo qui Urge blandus eet. — I

believe no one'who is profuse with flattery.

Plautu. Aululariaf Act t^ f , 19,

Nemini dixeris qu» nolis efferri. — ^Tell no
one what you do not wish to be repeated. Pr.

Nemini Adas, nisi cum quo prius multos
modios salis absumpseris. — Trust no one
unless vou have eaten much salt with him.

Pr. liefen-ed to by Cicero ^ De Amic.f 19 f 67,

Nemo allegans suam turpitudinem audien-
dus.— No one testifying to his own baseness
should be listened to. Lav.

Nemo autem regere potest, nisi qui et regi.
— For no one can rule except one who can
be ruled. Seneca. De Ira, Book 3, 15,

Nemo dat quod non habet. — ^No one
gives what he has not. Lav.

Nemo debet bis puniri pro uno delicto. —
No man ought to be twice punished for one

Nemo debet bis vexari pro una et eadem
causa. — No one ought to oe twice troubled
with one and the selfsame action. Lav.

Nemo debet esse judex in propria causa. —
No one ought to be judge in Ms own case.


Nemo doctus unquam mutationem consilii

incoustantiam dixit esse. — No well-informed

person has declared a change of opinion to

be iuconstancy.

Cicero. Ep, ad AtCieutHf Book 16, 8,

Nemo enim est tarn senex qui se annum
non putet vivere. — No one is so old a man
that does not think he can live a year.

Cicero. Be Senectute, 7, S4»

Nemo enim unquam imperiam, flagitio
qucesitum, bonis artibuB exercuit. — ^For no
one ever turned to honourable account power
which was obtained by guilt.

Tacltua. Hi»t,, Book 1, 36.

Nemo errat uni sibi, sed dementiam spargit
in proximos. — ^No one conmiits error alone
for himself, but scatters his foUy among
those near him.

Nemo ex proprio dolo consequitur
actionem. — No one can bring an action
upon his own fraud. Lav.

Nemo impetrare potest a papa bullam
nunquam moriendi. — ^No one can obtain
from the pope a dispensat«)n for never
dying.* Thomas k Kempls.
1 •

* See French Quotatiooi : " On n'a point poor
la mort," •to.

Nemo ire qnenquam public prdhibet via.^
No one forbids anyone to go by the public
path (i.e. the ordinary and beaten path).

Plantiii. Cureulio, Act i, i, 35,

Nemo Iffiditur nisi a seipso. — No one is
injured except by himself. Pr.

Nemo mains felix, minime cormptor.—

No evil man is happy, least of all a seducer.

JuYenal. Sat., 4, 8.

Nemo mathematicus genium indemnatus
habebit. — No uncondemned astrologer shall
have talent. JuYenal. Sat.^ 6, 562,

Nemo me impune lacessit. — No one
provokes me with impunity.

Motto of the Scottish Order of the Thietle,

Nemo militans Deo implicetur secularibus
neg[otiis. — No one in Qod^a service should
be mvolved in secular business. Coke.

Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit. —
No one of mortals is wise at all times.

Pliny the Elder.

Nemo nasdtur artifex. — No one is bom
an artificer. Quoted by Erasmus.

Nemo patriam in qua natus est exuere,
nee ligeantiss debitum ejurare possit. — No
one can discard the country in which he
was bom, nor discharge himself of his duty
of allegiance. Law.

Nemo paupertatem commendaret nisi
pauper. — No man should commend poverty
but he who is poor. Bernard. Serin,

Nemo potest esse felix sine virtute. — ^No
one can be happy without virtue. Cicero.

Nemo potest mutare consilium suum in
altenus injuriam. — No one can change his
course of action (in law) to the injury of
another person. Lav.

Nemo potest nudo vestimenta detrahere.
— ^No one can strip a naked person. Lav.

Nemo presumitur alienam posteritatem
STUB prsBtuUsse. — No one is presumed to
have preferred someone else^s offspring to
his own. £ftv.

Nemo propius ad deum accedit, quam oui
hominibus salutem dat et benefidum. — No
man comes so near to the gods as one who
shows protection and kindness to men.

Nemo punitur pro alieno delicto. — No one
is punished for another person's crime. Law.

Nemo quam bene vivat, sed ^uamdiu,
curat; quum omnibus possit contmgere ut
bene vivat, ut diu nulli. —No one is anxious
about how well he may live, but about how
long ; whilst it is nevertheless possible for
all to ensure good life, and for none to
ensure long life. Seneca.

Nemo repente venit turpissimus. — No one
ever became thoroughly bad all at once.

iuTtnaL Sat,, t, 33,


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Nemo obi nascitur. — ^No ono ii bom tot
himself. Pr.

Nemo sine crimine vivit. — ^No one lives
(who is) without a crime.

Oato. Distich 1,6,

Kemo solos sapit. — ^No one is wise by him-
self. Plantiia. Miles QloHoaus, Act S,S,li,
Nemo tarn divos habuit faventes
Craatinum ut poesit sibi polliceri.
— No one has had gods so favouiuble to him
that he can promise himself a morrow.

Seneca. Thyestes, Act S, 619,

Nemo tam paaper vivit quam natus est. —
No one lives so poor as he is bom.

Seneca. Quare bonis viris, etc, Jin,

Nemo tenetur ad impossibile. — ^No one is
bound by what is impossible. Lav.

Nemo tenetur se ipsum accusare. — ^No one
is obb'ged to accuse nimself . Lav.

Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit
locum. — No one attains the highest position
by being faint-hearted. PnbUllus Syrus.

Nemo vir magnus sine aliquo afflatu
divino unquam f uit. — ^No one has become a
^at man without some de^ee of divine
inspiration. Cicero. J)e Nat, l)eomm, f , 66,

Nequam illud verbum *st, Bene vult, nisi

qui bene facit. — ^That expression, **He

means well/' is useless unless he does well.

Plautni. TrinummuSf Act t, 4j ^*

Nequaquam satis in re una consumere
coram. — It is by no means enough to spend
all our pains upon one object.

Horace. iSat., Book t, 4, 48,

Neque a Diis nisi justas supplicum preces
audiri. — Nor are any prayers, unless
righteous, heard by the goos.

Tacltoa. Annals, Book S, S6,

Neque ascum ducem, neque amentem con-
Bultorem. — Neither choose a blind leader,
nor a senseless adviser.

Translation from Aristophanes,

Neque cuiquam tam clarum ingenium est,
nt possit emergere, nisi illi materia, occasio,
fautor etiam commendatorque contingat. —
No one has so splendid a genius that he can
rise in the world unless he has *' grit,'* the
opportunitv, a patron also, and one to
recommend him, Pliny the Tonn^er.

£p,,Book 6, S3, Jin.

Neque culpa neque lauda teipsum. —
Neither blame yourself nor praise yourself.


Neque decipitur ratio, neque decipit
unquam. — Keason b not deceived, nor does
it ever deceive. pp.

Neque enim esedem militares et impera-
toris artes sunt.— Nor are the talents of the
■oldier and of the ruler the same.

LiYj. t6,19.

Neque enim lex lequior ulla,
Quam necLS artifices arte perire sua.
— Nor is there any juster law than that the
contrivers of deatn should perish by their
own contrivance.

Ovid. Ars Amat,, Book 7, 655,

Neque enim notore singulos mens est mihi,
Verum ipeam vitam et mores hominum

— Nor is it my wish to find fault with
individuals, but truly to show forth the very
life and the manners of mankind.

Phadrni. Fab., Book S, ProL, 49.

Neque femina, amissa pudicitia, alia
abnuerit. — Nor will a woman, her modesty
being gone, refuse anything else.

Tacitus. Annals, Book 4, S.

Neque hoc sine nomine letum
Per gentes erit.

—Nor shall this (thy) death be without
honour among the peoples of the earth.

VirtfU. ^neid, 11, 846.

Neque lac lacti niagis est simile.— Nor is
milk more like to milk.

Plautoi. Amphitruo, Act f , 1, 64»

Neque mala, vel bona, quae vulgus putet.
— ^The views of the miiltitude are neither
bad nor good. Tacitoi. Annals, Book 6, 2i.

Neque oniuione sed natura constitutum
esse jus. —The law is founded not on theory
but upon nature. Cioero. De Legibits, 1, 10,

Neque pauciores tribus, neque pi urea
novem. — ^ot fewer than three nor more
than nine.

The number for a dinner, aeeording to a
proverb as cited by Erasmus, Fam. CoU,

Neque quies gentium sine armis; neque
arma sine stipendiis; neque stipendia sme
tributis haberi queunt. — The peace of
nations cannot be seciired without arms, nor
arms without pay, nor pay without taxes.
Tacitus. Hist., Book 4, 29.

Neque semper arcum
Tendit Apollo.

— Nor does Apollo keep his bow continually
drawn. Horace. Odes, Book t, 10,

Neque ulla est
Aut maprno aut parvo leti fuga.
— ^Nor IS there, to great or to small, any
means of escape from death.

Horace. Sat., Book t, 6, 94,

Neque volo, neque postulo, neque oenseo :

verum tamen
Is est honor homini pudico, meminisse offi-

cium Buum.
— I neither desire it, nor demand it, nor give
my opinion on it : but truly it is an honour
to a man of integrity to be mindful of his
duty. Plautoi. Trinummus, Act S, t.


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Nequco monstrare, ct sentio tantanu — I
cannot describe it, I only feel it.

Juvenal. Sat.^ 7, 56.

Nequicquam sapere Bapientem^ qui ipse

tibi prodease non quiret.— The wise man is

wise in vain who cannot be wise to his own

advantage.* Enniui.

Quoted by Cicero, Be Off,, S, 15,

Nequicquam sa^it qui sibi non sapit. —
He is wise to no purpose who is not wiso for
himself. P». {Founded oh the foregoing.)

Nequitiam vinosa tuam convivia narrant.

— Your drunken banquets tell your vilene»?.

Ovfd. Amorum, Book S, i, H.

Nervi belli pecunia infinita. — Endless
money forms the sinews of war.

Cioero. Philippieny 5, S, 5.

Nervis alienis mobUe lignum. — A bit of
wood moved by strings iu someone else^s
hands (a puppet). Horace. Sat. f , 7, 8^.

Nervis omnibus. — With erery nerve
strained. Pr.

Nescia mens hominnm fad sortisque f uturse,
Et servare modum, rebus sublata secundis.
— The mind of men is igporant of fate, and of
that which is to be their lot, and of how to
preserve moderation when raised aloft by
prosperity. Virgil. jEneid, 10, 501,

Nescio qua natale solum dulcedinc captos
Ducit, et immeraorcs non siuit esse sui.
—I cannot tell by what charm our native
soil captivates us, and does not allow us to
be forgetful of it.

Ovid. Ep, ex Pont., Book i, 5, S5,

Nescio qua pneter solitum dulcedine Iscti,
— Made joyful by I know not what extra-
ordinary charm. Virgil. Georgics, 7, 41^'

Ncscire autem quid antca quam natus sis
acciderit, id est semper esse puerura. Quid
euim est ffitas horaiuis, nisi memoria rerum
veterum cum superiorum oetate contexitur ?
— To be ignorant of what happened before
you were bom is to be ever a child. For
what is man's lifetime unless the memory of
past events is woven with those of earlier
times? Cicero. Lhator, 34, HO.

Nescis quid serus vesper ferat.— You know
not what the night may bring. Pr.

Nescis tu quam meticulosa res sit, ire ad

judicem.— You do not know how hazardous

a thing it ia to go to law. Plautui.

MostcUaria, Act 5, 1, 52.

Nescit plebs jejuna timere. — A starving
populace knows nothing of fear. Pr.

Neve putes alium sapiente bouoque

beatum. — Nor can you suppose that anyone

is happy but the man who is wise and gornl.

Horace. ii>.. Book 7, 16, 20.

* Sm the Greek, " Miaw vo^kvt^v,'*

Nihil ab illo [i.e. a Deo] vacat; opus
tuum ipse iraplet. — Notliiug ia void of God ;
Ue Himself fills His work.

De Ben^Jkiis, 4, S,

Nihil agit qui diffidentcm verbis solator

Is est amicus qui in re dubia re juvat, ubi re

est opus.
—He aoes nothing who consoles a despair-
ing man with his words ; he is a friend who
in a difficulty helps by deeds, where there ia
need of deeds.

Plautoi. EpidlcuSf Act 7, t, 9.

NQiil altum, nihil magnificum ac divinum
suscipere possunt, ^ui suas omnes cogita-
tiones abjecenint in rem tarn humilem.
tamque contemptam. — They who devote all
their thoughts to a matter so low and abject^
cannot attempt anything exalted, noble, or
divine. Cicero. Le Amicitia, 10, 32.

Nihil amare injurium est. — It is no injury
to love a person.

Plautoi. Cistellaria, Act 7, 106,

Nihil cum fidibus graculo. — A jackdaw hai
nothing to do with music.

A. Oelliui. ^'oct. Attie, Vrefate, 19. .
{Quoted at a* an ancient adage.)

Nihil difficile est Naturae, ubi ad finem
sui properat . . momento fit cinis, diu
silva.— Nothing is difficult to Nature when
she is making her way to an end. . . .
Ashes are produced in an instant, a wood is
long in making. Seneca.

Nihil enim facilius quam amor recmdescit
— For nothing grows again more easily than
love. Seneca. Epitt., 69,

Nihil enira honastum esse potest, quod
justitia vacat. — Nothing can be honourable
where there is no justice.

Cicero. Ue OJiciis, Book 7. 19

Nihil enim lacryma eitius arescit. — For
nothing dries quicker than a tear.

Cicero. Ad Herennium, Book i, 51, 50.

Nihil enira lej^it, quod non excorperet.
Dicere etiim solebat, nullum esse librum
tam malum, ut non alinua parte prodesset.
— For he read no book wliich he did not
make extracts from. He was wont also to
say that there was no book so bad but
that profit mif,'lit be derived from some part
of it. Pliny the Elder (/w quoted bu hit

ncphcio, riititj the Younger, Ep., Book ^,5),

Nihil est ab omni
Parte beatum.

— 'llicre is nothing blojJSGd in every respect.
Horace. Odes, Book t, 16.


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Nihil est aliud magnain quam znulta
minuta. — Greatness ia uothipg but many
■mall littles. Pr.

Nihil est annis yelodus. — Nothing is
■wLf ter than the years.

Ovid. Metam., SO, 620

Nihil est, Antipho,
Quin male narraudo possit deprayarier. —
There is nothin^^, Antipho, which cannot be
perverted by being told badly.

Terence. PhormiOf 4» 4% ^^'

Nihil est aptius ad delectationem lectoris,
quam temporum varietates, fortunaDque
vicissitudines. — Nothing is better suited to
cause delight to a reader than the differences
of different ages, and the vicissitudes of
fortune. Cicero. £p.f Book 5, 12,

Nihil est andacius illis
Deprensis: iram atque animoe a crimine

— Nothing is bolder than they when they
are caught : they gain fierceness and courage
from their very cnme.

Juvenal. Sat,, 6, S84.

Nihil est in intollectu nisi prius fuerit in
sensu. — There ia nothinj^ in the comprehen-
sion which has not previously existed in the
senses. Pr.

Nihil est miserius quam animus hominis
conscius. — ^Nothing is more wretched than
the mind of a man conscious of guilt.

PUutus. MoHellaria^ Act 3, 1, IS,

Nihil est (juod credere de se

Non pos^it, quum laudatur dis eequa po-

— There is nothing which i>ower cannot
believe of itself, when it is praised as equal
to the gods. JuvenaL Sat., 4i ^0.

Nihil est auod Deus efficere noc possit. —
There is nothing which God cannot eifect.
Cicera jDe Kai. Deorum, Book 5, SO, 92.

Nihil est quod non expugnet pertinax
opera, et in tenia ac diligens cura.— There is
nothing which persevering effort and un-
ceasing and diligent care cannot overcome.
Seneca. Epist., 50,

Nihil est sanitati multo vino nocentius. —
Nothing is more hurtful to health than
much wine. Pr.

Nihil est tam popnlare quam bonitas. —
Nothing is so popular as kindness.

Cicero. Pro Ligar,, 12,

• " O what is it proud «lirae will not believe
Of his own worth, to hear it eqiuil praised
Thus with the gods ? "

— JoNsoN : "Sejanufl," Act 1.

Nihil est tarn volucre quam maledictum,
nihil facilius emit litur, nihil citius excipitur,
nihil latius dissipatur. — Nothing is so fleet
as calumny, nothing is more easily let loose,
nothing is more quickly accepted, nothing
more widely disseminated.

Cicero. Pro PlaneOy 23^ 67,

Nihil hie nisi carminadesunt. — Nothing but
songs is wanting here. Virgil. Eclogue*, 8^ 67.

Nihil homini amico est opportuno ami-
ci us.— Nothing is dearer to a man than a
serviceable friend.

Plautus. Epidicus, Act S, S, 44-

Nihil in helium oportere contemni. —
Nothing ought to be desnised in war.

Cornelius Nepos. Thrasybulus {quoted
as a precept).

Nihil in discordiis civilibus festinatione
tutius.— In civil strife nothing is safer than
•peed. Tacitus. Uist., Book 1, 02.

Nihil in speciem fallacius, quam prava
religio, ubi deorum numen praetenditur
sceleribus. — Nothing is more deceitful in
appearance than superstition when the
authority of the god is used to cover crimes.
Llvy. 39,16.

Nihil jam prscstare fortuna majus potest,
quam hostium discordiam. — Fortune can
give no greater advantage than disaffection
amongst the enemy. Tacitus. Germania, S3,

Nihil lai^undo gloriam adeptus est. —
He obtained glory without giving bribes.

BallUBt Catilina,64, {Of Cato.)

Nihil me, sicut an tea, juvat
Scribere versiculos.

— Writing verses does not at all please me
as it formerly did. Horace. Epodon, 11, 1.

Nihil morosius hominum judiciis. —
Nothing is more captious than men's judg-
ments. Erasmus.

Nihil motum ex antique probabile est. —

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