Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se, quam quod ridiculos homines facit.
Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se Quam quod ridiculos homines facit. The hardest thing to bear in poverty is the fact that it makes men ridiculous.Satirae, no.3, l.152-3 (translated by Peter Green).
Nil posse creari De nilo. Nothing can be created from nothing.De Rerum Natura, bk.1, line155-6.
Nil est dictu facilius. Nothing is easier to say.8161 BC Phormio, 300.
Nil igitur mors est ad nos neque pertinet hilum, quandoquidem natura animi mortalis habetur.lucretius
Nil mortalibus arduum est; Cœlum ipsum petimus stultitia.Nothing is difficult to mortals; we strive to reach heaven itself in our folly.
Nil opus est uotis, iam fatum accersite ferro. in manibus uestris, quantus sit Caesar, habetis.Prayed for so oft, the dawn of fight is come.
Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.ausonius
Nil sine magno vita labore dedit mortalibus.Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Nil desperandum...Never despair...
Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se, quam quod ridiculos homines facit.As translated by Samuel Johnson
Nil igitur mors est ad nos neque pertinet hilum, quandoquidem natura animi mortalis habetur.Book III, line 830-31.
Jam portum inveni, Spes et Fortuna valete. Nil mihi vobiscum est, ludite nunc alios.Fortune and Hope farewell! I've found the port;
Cum ergo audimus, Deum omnia facere, Nil aliud debemus intelligere, quam Deum in omnibus esse, hoc est, essentiam omnium subsistere.johannes scotus eriugena
I've never written for a fasting man. A taste of wine is good before my verse. But sleep is better than a little wine, for when sleeping one thinks my songs are dreams.ausonius
Speak not of guilt, speak not of responsibility. When the Regiment of the Senses parades by, with music, and with banners; when the senses shiver and shudder, it is only a fool and and an irreverent person that will keep his distance, who will not embrace the good cause, marching towards the conquest of pleasures and passions. All of morality’s laws – poorly understood and applied – are Nil and cannot stand even for a moment, when the Regiment of the Senses parades by, with music, and with banners.constantine p. cavafy
Sed Caesar in omnia praeceps, Nil actum credens, cum quid superesset agendum.But Caesar, headlong in all his designs,
In the social equation, the value of a single life is Nil; in the cosmic equation, it is infinite... Not only communism, but any political movement which implicitly relies on purely utilitarian ethics, must become a victim to the same fatal error. It is a fallacy as naïve as a mathematical teaser, and yet its consequences lead straight to Goya's Disasters, to the reign of the guillotine, the torture chambers of the Inquisition, or the cellars of the Lubianka.Arthur Koestler
Jejunis Nil scribo: meum post pocula si quis legerit, hic sapiet. Sed magis hic sapiet, si dormiet: et putet ista somnia missa sibi.I've never written for a fasting man;
Cum ergo audimus, Deum omnia facere, Nil aliud debemus intelligere, quam Deum in omnibus esse, hoc est, essentiam omnium subsistere.When we are told that God is the maker of all things, we are simply to understand that God is in all things – that He is the substantial essence of all things.
Atqui si vitiis mediocribus ac mea paucis mendosa est natura, alioqui recta, velut si egregio inspersos reprehendas corpore naevos, si neque avaritiam neque sordes nec mala lustra obiciet vere quisquam mihi, purus et insons, ut me collaudem, si et vivo carus amicis... at hoc nunc laus illi debetur et a me gratia maior. Nil me paeniteat sanum patris huius, eoque non, ut magna dolo factum negat esse suo pars, quod non ingenuos habeat clarosque parentis, sic me defendam.If my character is flawed by a few minor faults, but is otherwise decent and moral, if you can point out only a few scattered blemishes on an otherwise immaculate surface, if no one can accuse me of greed, or of prurience, or of profligacy, if I live a virtuous life, free of defilement (pardon, for a moment, my self-praise), and if I am to my friends a good friend, my father deserves all the credit... As it is now, he deserves from me unstinting gratitude and praise. I could never be ashamed of such a father, nor do I feel any need, as many people do, to apologize for being a freedman's son.
Pauper enim non est, cui rerum suppetit usus. si ventri bene, si lateri est pedibusque tuis, Nil divitiae poterunt regales addere maius.He is not poor who has enough of things to use. If it is well with your belly, chest and feet, the wealth of kings can give you nothing more.
Nam si tibi sidera cessant, Nil faciet longi mensura incognita nervi, quamvis te nudum spumanti Virro labello viderit et blandae adsidue densaeque tabellae sollicitent, autos gar ephelketai andra kinaidos.If your stars go against you, the fantastic size of your cock will get you precisely nowhere, however much Virro may have drooled at the spectacle of your naked charms, though love-letters come in by the dozen, imploring your favors.
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