Variant translation of Inventas aut qui vitam excoluere per artis : "It is of benefit to have improved life through discovered knowledge "; a paraphrase of this is inscribed on the Medicine and Physiology Nobel prize medals: Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes ("inventions enhance life which is beautified through art").
Édouard Fournier, in L'Espirit dans l'Historie (1867), 3rd edition, Ch. 51, p. 260, disputes the traditional attribution, and suggests various agents of Richelieu might have been the actual author. Variant translations: Give me six lines written by the most honest man in the world, and I will find enough in them to hang him.cardinal richelieu
Variant translation: Pray to the I don't-know-who: Jesus Christ, I hope.eugène ionesco
Variant translations: Men willingly believe what they wish to be true.julius caesar
Variant : If we are to believe certain narrow minded people — and what else can we call them? — humanity is confined within a circle of Popilius from which there is no escape, condemned to vegetate upon this globe, never able to venture into interplanetary space! That's not so! We are going to the moon, we shall go to the planets, we shall travel to the stars just as today we go from Liverpool to New York, easily, rapidly, surely, and the oceans of space will be crossed like the seas of the moon.jules verne
Variant : The planet doesn't need new continents, it needs new men.jules verne
Variant translations: The original style is not the style which never borrows of any one, but that which no other person is capable of reproducing.françois-rené de chateaubriand
Variant: Et des boyaux du dernier prêtre Serrons le cou du dernier roi.Denis Diderot
Variant: It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.anatole france
Variant translation: In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.Galileo Galilei
Variant: A poem is never finished; it is only abandoned.paul valéry
It is perhaps well enough that the people of the Nation do not know or understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Variant: If the American people knew the corruption in our money system there would be revolution before morning.
Variant: Hatred without compassion cannot win minds, to conquer is not to convince.
Variant: We are born amid feces and urine.
Variant translations: The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions. The greater man does not boast of himself, But does what he must do. A good man does not give orders, but leads by example.
Variant translation: So much wrong could religion induce.
Variant translation: Nothing can be created out of nothing.
Variant translation: Maybe one day we shall be glad to remember even these things.
Cf. Ovid , Fasti , IV, 311: The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. Variant translations of mens sibi conscia recti (meaning "a good conscience"):
Variant translation: Far off, Oh keep far off, you uninitiated ones. Now, Aeneas, thou needest thy courage, now thy stout heart!
Variant translation: All life is bound together by mutual support and interdependence. V
Paraphrased Variant: Fairytales don’t tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.gilbert keith chesterton