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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Da spatium tenuemque moram; male cuncta ministrat / Impetus—Allow time and slight delay; haste and violence ruin everything.  1
  Hilarisque tamen cum pondere virtus—Virtue may be gay, yet with dignity.  2
  Male cuncta ministrat / Impetus—Violence (of passion) conducts everything badly.  3
  O cæca nocentum / Consilia, O semper timidum scelus!—Oh, how infatuated are the counsels of the guilty! Oh, how cowardly wickedness ever is!  4
  Primus in orbe Deos fecit timor—It was fear that first suggested the existence of the gods.  5
  Quid crastina volveret ætas / Scire nefas homini—It is not permitted to man to know what to-morrow may bring forth.  6
 
 
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