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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Ad populum phaleras, ego te intus et in cute novi—To the vulgar herd with your trappings; for me, I know you both inside and out.  1
  Aperto vivere voto—To live with every wish avowed.  2
  At pulchrum est digito monstrari et dicier hic est—Yet it is a fine thing to be pointed at with the finger and have it said, This is he!  3
  Euge, poeta!—Well done, poet!  4
  Hoc est quod palles? cur quis non prandeat, hoc est?—Is it for this you look so pale? is this a reason why one should not dine?  5
  Incoctum generoso pectus honesto—A heart imbued with generous honour.  6
  Intus et in cute novi hominem—I know the man inside and out.  7
  Intus et in jecore ægro / Nascuntur domini—Masters spring up in our own breasts, and from a morbid liver.  8
  Magister artis ingeniique largitor / Venter—The belly (i.e., hunger or necessity) is the teacher of arts and the bestower of genius.  9
  Mille hominum species et rerum discolor usus; / Velle suum cuique est, nec voto vivitur uno—There are a thousand kinds of men, and different hues they give to things; each one follows his own inclination, nor do they all agree in their wishes.  10
  Non equidem studeo, bullatis ut mihi nugis / Pagina turgescat, dare pondus idonea fumo—I do not study to swell my page with pompous trifles, suited only to give weight to smoke.  11
  O curvæ in terris animæ et cœlestium inanes!—Oh ye souls bent down to earth and void of everything heavenly.  12
  O quantum in rebus inane!—Oh, what a void there is in things!  13
  Quantum est in rebus inane!—What emptiness there is in human affairs!  14
  Scire tuum nihil est, nisi te scire hoc sciat alter—It is nothing for you to know a thing unless another knows that you know it.  15
  Terræ filius—A son of the earth; a man of obscure or low origin.  16
 
 
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