Human sexuality is . . . a long way from the depositing of seminal fluid, like squirting jam in a donut.Patterns of Sex, the Mating Urge and our Sexual Future (St. Martin's Press, London & New York, 1980, ISBN 0-312-59811-4), p 14.
The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterdaybut never jam to-day.Dodgson
Non est jam dicere, "Ut populus, sic sacerdos"; quia nec si populus, ut sacerdos.bernard of clairvaux
Ubi jam valideis quassatum est viribus ævi Corpus, et obtuseis ceciderunt viribus artus, Claudicat ingenium delirat linguaque mensque.Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, III. 452
jam portum inveni, Spes et Fortuna valete. Nil mihi vobiscum est, ludite nunc alios.Fortune and Hope farewell! I've found the port;
The man of understanding can no more sit quiet and resigned while his country lets literature decay than a good doctor could sit quiet and contented while some ignorant child was infecting itself with tuberculosis under the impression that it was merely eating jam tarts.ezra pound
Dum deliberamus quando incipiendum sit, incipiere jam serum est. Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.Quintilian, XII. 6. 3.
Hospes nullus tam in amici hospitium divorti potest, quin, ubi triduum continuum fuerit, jam odiosis siet.Whene’er a man is quartered at a friend’s, if he but stay three days, his company they will grow weary of. (translator Thornton)
Non ego omnino lucrum omne esse utile homini existimo. Scio ego, multos jam lucrum luculentos homines reddidit. Est etiam, ubi profecto damnum praestet facere, quam lucrum.Nor do I hold that every kind of gain is always serviceable. Gain, I know, has render’d many great. But there are times when loss should be preferr’d to gain. (translator Thornton)
jam senior, sed cruda deo viridisque senectus.Cf. Conington's translation:
Mene fugis? Per ego has lacrimas dextramque tuam te (Quando aliud mihi jam miserae nihil ipsa reliqui) Per connubia nostra, per inceptos Hymenaeos; Si bene quid de te merui, fuit aut tibi quidquam Dulce meum, miserere domus labentis, et istam, Oro, si quis adhuc precibus locus, exue mentem.See whom you fly! am I the foe you shun?
Vivite felices, quibus est fortuna peracta jam sua: nos alia ex aliis in fata vocamur.Cf. Dryden's translation:
Exemplum autem de responso Ricardi regis Anglorum, facto magistro Fulconi viro bono et sancto…et hic interserere praeter rem non putavi. Cum inter cetera vir ille sanctus regi dixisset; "Tres filias habetis, quae quamdiu penes vos fuerint, nunquam Dei gratiam habere poteritis, superbiam scilicet, luxuriam, et cupiditatem." Cui rex, post modicam quasi pausationem, "jam," inquit, "maritavi filias istas, et nuptui dedi; Templariis superbiam, nigris monachis luxuriam, albis vero cupiditatem."I have thought it relevant to include here an exemplum found in the answer which Richard, King of the English, made to Fulk, a virtuous and holy man…This saintly man had been talking to the King for some time. "You have three daughters," he said, "and, as long as they remain with you, you will never receive the grace of God. Their names are Superbia, Luxuria nd Cupiditas." For a moment the King did not know what to answer. Then he replied: "I have already given these daughters of mine away in marriage. Pride I gave to the Templars, Lechery I gave to the Black Monks and Covetousness to the White Monks".
Hoc autem mihi notabile videtur, quod sicut nationis istius homines hac in vita mortali prae aliis gentibus impatientes et praecipites sunt ad vindictam, sic et in morte vitali meritis jam excelsi, prae aliarum regionum sanctis, animi vindicis esse videntur.This seems to me a thing to be noticed, that just as the men of this country are, during this mortal life, more prone to anger and revenge than any other race, so in eternal death the saints of this land, that have been elevated by their merits, are more vindictive than the saints of any other region.
jam senior, sed cruda deo viridisque senectus.virgil
Mene fugis? Per ego has lacrimas dextramque tuam te (Quando aliud mihi jam miserae nihil ipsa reliqui) Per connubia nostra, per inceptos Hymenaeos; Si bene quid de te merui, fuit aut tibi quidquam Dulce meum, miserere domus labentis, et istam, Oro, si quis adhuc precibus locus, exue mentem.virgil
Terrorize the jam like troops in Pakistan Swingin through your town like your neighborhood Spiderman.Inspectah Deck of , Wu-Tang Clan, "Protect Ya Neck", Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993).
Ipsi laetitia voces ad sidera jactant Intonsi montes: ipsae jam carmina rupes, Ipsa sonant arbusta.virgil
Mors obruit illos, non timor; invicti perstant animoque supersunt jam prope post animam.Death may overwhelm them, but not fear; unconquerable they stand their ground, and their courage well-nigh outlives their lives.
Hoc autem mihi notabile videtur, quod sicut nationis istius homines hac in vita mortali prae aliis gentibus impatientes et praecipites sunt ad vindictam, sic et in morte vitali meritis jam excelsi, prae aliarum regionum sanctis, animi vindicis esse videntur.gerald of wales
"The shower is my time to open up my operatic chops, because of the enormous echo. You sound five times as big in the shower, so I break into some "Nessun Dorma" [from Puccini 's Turandot] or Pearl jam. You've got to go big when you're in the shower. There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva."josh groban
Practically all we know is that thousands of native Haitians have been killed by American Marines, and that many of our own gallant men have sacrificed their lives at the behest of an Executive department in order to establish laws drafted by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. ... I will not empower an Assistant Secretary of the Navy to draft a constitution for helpless neighbors in the West Indies and jam it down their throats at the point of bayonets borne by US Marines.warren g. harding
Mors obruit illos, non timor; invicti perstant animoque supersunt jam prope post animam.sidonius apollinaris
In a land of quince jelly, apple butter, apricot jam, blueberry preserves, pear conserves, and lemon marmalade, you always get grape jelly.Part One, Chapter 14 (Blue Highways (1982))
Ohe! jam satis est.Now, that's enough.
Vivite felices, quibus est fortuna peracta jam sua.Be happy ye, whose fortunes are already completed.
Nullum est jam dictum quod non dictum sit prius.Nothing is said nowadays that has not been said before.
Non est jam dicere, "Ut populus, sic sacerdos"; quia nec si populus, ut sacerdos.One cannot now say, the priest is as the people, for the truth is that the people are not so bad as the priest.