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[ 301 ] Antidotum vitae, Patientia est.
[ 301 ] The remedy for life is endurance.
[ 302 ] Sal vitae, Amicitia.
[ 302 ] The spice of life is friendship.
[ 303 ] Sol vitae, Sapientia.
[ 303 ] The sun of life is Wisdom.
[ 304 ] Maxima quaeque vitae oblectamenta insulsa sunt et insuavia.
[ 304 ] Every one of the greatest delights of life is insipid and disagreeable.
[ 305 ] Multi nimium habent, nemo satis.
[ 305 ] Many have too much; no one enough.
[ 306 ] Praeferendus est dies unus sapientis longissimae aeternitati stultorum.
[ 306 ] One day of the wise person is to be preferred to the longest eternity of the foolish.
[ 307 ] Non est pauper qui caret, sed qui eget, qui desiderat.
[ 307 ] That person who lacks things is not poor, but the one who is needy or full of desire is.
[ 308 ] Risus nec multus sit, nec ob multa. (Epictetus)
[ 308 ] Don't laugh much nor at many things.
[ 309 ] Sis tu alienis lachrymis cautior: Alieno risu laetior.
[ 309 ] Be a bit cautious at someone else's tears: a bit cheered at someone else's smile.
[ 310 ] Magnes amoris amor est.
[ 310 ] The magnet of love is love.
[ 311 ] Nihil est quod sic eliciat amorem ut amor. Hinc illud Maritalis, "ut ameris, ama."
[ 311 ] There is nothing that so draws out love as love does. Hence that saying of Martial, "To be loved, love."
[ 312 ] Est naturalis quaedam in rebus conjunctio et harmonia, ut nemo illum oderit, a quo diligitur.
[ 312 ] There is a certain natural conjunction and harmony in things, so that no one hates that one by whom he is loved.
[ 313 ] Decet eum qui dat, non meminisse beneficii: eum vero, qui accipit, intueri non tam munus quam dantis animum.
[ 313 ] It becomes him who gives not to remember the favor: but it becomes him who receives not to look upon the gift as much as the soul of the giver.
[ 314 ] Idcirco fingunt tres esse Gratias, duas nunquam retrospicere, tertiam semper priores intueri.
[ 314 ] For that reason they imagine the Graces are three: two never look back, and the third always looks upon the first two.
[ 315 ] Bonus, bonus est et bonis et malis: Malus, nec malis, nec bonis.
[ 315 ] The good is good for the good and for the bad: the bad is good neither for the bad nor for the good.
[ 316 ] Priusquam incipias, consulto, et ubi consulueris, mature facto opus est.
[ 316 ] Before you begin, there is the need to deliberate, and when you have finished deliberating, there is the need to act at the right moment.
[ 317 ] Dei auspiciis atque ductui te totum in hac vitae militia permittas, et imperiis obtemperes, et exemplum aemuleris.
[ 317 ] Give yourself totally to the signs and leadership of God in this campaign of life, and submit to commands and follow example.
[ 318 ] Ne feceris, quod factum nolis.
[ 318 ] Do not do what you do not wish to be done.
[ 319 ] Modica deambulatio corpusculum reficit: immodica conficit.
[ 319 ] Moderate strolling restores the body; immoderate strolling undoes it.
[ 320 ] Quod commodavit fortuna, tollet.
[ 320 ] What fortune has supplied, it will remove.
[ 321 ] Quod mutuavit natura, repetet.
[ 321 ] What nature has loaned, she will seek back.
[ 322 ] Quod paraverit virtus, retinebis.
[ 322 ] What your virtue has gotten, you will keep.
[ 323 ] Non refert quam diu vixeris, sed quam bene. Vita illa quae bona est, longa est.
[ 323 ] It does not matter how long you have lived, but how well. The life that is good, is long.
[ 324 ] Despicere oportet, quod possis deperdere.
[ 324 ] You ought to look down on what you can lose.
[ 325 ] Populo cede, non pare. Non est enim cum multitudine pugnandum bellua multicipiti, sed nec ejus opinionibus assentiendum.
[ 325 ] Yield to the people, but do not obey them. For one should not fight with the crowd, a many-headed beast, but neither should one assent to its opinions.
[ 326 ] Non refert qua, sed quo.
[ 326 ] What is important is not the way-by-which but the where-unto.
[ 327 ] In omni loco, in omni fortuna licet recte agere, et illo pervenire quo intendimus.
[ 327 ] In every place, in every circumstance we ought to act correctly and arrive there, where we are heading.
[ 328 ] Voluptas est ut apis, mella cum fudit fugit.
[ 328 ] Pleasure is like a bee; when it has poured forth the honey, it flees.
[ 329 ] Ebrietas nec madida, nec sicca te opprimat.
[ 329 ] Let neither a wet nor a dry drunkenness keep you down.
[ 330 ] Carum est quod precibus emitur.
[ 330 ] What is bought by prayers is dear.
[ 331 ] Emere malo, quam rogare.
[ 331 ] I prefer to buy than to beg.
[ 332 ] Magnum pretium sunt preces.
[ 332 ] Prayers are precious payment.
[ 333 ] Calumniae morsui nullum est remedium.
[ 333 ] There is no cure for the bite of slander.
[ 334 ] Fortuna prospera gubernanda arte, consilio, prudentia, ingenio: irata retundenda magno robore, et invicto animo superanda et calcanda.
[ 334 ] Good fortune ought to be managed by art, planning, prudence, and creative intelligence; an angry fortune ought to be pounded back with great strength, and overcome and trounced with an unbeaten spirit.
[ 335 ] Sis tu bonorum rector; malorum victor.
[ 335 ] Be a manager over good things and a winner over bad ones.
[ 336 ] Studia nostra non tam intermittenda sunt, quam remittenda.
[ 336 ] Our studies should not be interrupted so much as relaxed.
[ 337 ] Christus vitae nostrae scopus est: ipse est initium, ipse finis, ab ipso proficiscuntur omnia, in ipsum tendunt. Huic oportet nos affigamus, si volumus beati esse, non alio clavo quam mente ipsa.
[ 337 ] Christ is the aim of our life: he is the beginning, he the end; from him, everything takes its start, toward him everything stretches. We should fasten ourselves to him, if we wish to be happy, with no nail other than our mind itself.
[ 338 ] Posse nocere, et nolle, nobile.
[ 338 ] It is noble to have the ability to do harm and the will not to.
[ 339 ] Ejusdem est artis recte tacere, et recte loqui.
[ 339 ] Being silent in the right way and speaking in the right way belong to the same art.
[ 340 ] Quanto plus liceat, tanto minus libeat.
[ 340 ] The more one is permitted to do, the less one should want to.
[ 341 ] Ignoscas aliis multa, nihil tibi.
[ 341 ] Pardon others many things, yourself nothing.
[ 342 ] Nolo minor me timeat, despiciatque major.
[ 342 ] I don't want a junior person to fear me, and I don't want a senior one to scorn me.
[ 343 ] Vive memor mortis, memor ut sis salutis.
[ 343 ] Live mindful of death so that you might be mindful of salvation.
[ 344 ] Tristia cuncta exsuperes, aut Animo, aut Amico.
[ 344 ] Overcome all sorrows either with your spirit or with a friend.
[ 345 ] Amicum laudato palam, sed errantem occulte corripe.
[ 345 ] Praise your friend in public, but when he goes wrong, reproach him in private.
[ 346 ] Crux est si metuas, vincere quod nequeas.
[ 346 ] It is a terrible pain if you dread what you are unable to conquer.
[ 347 ] Animus vereri qui scit, scit tuto aggredi.
[ 347 ] The mind that knows how to fear, knows how to approach safely.
[ 348 ] Ames parentem, si aequus est: sin aliter, feras.
[ 348 ] Love your father if he is fair: if not, put up with him.
[ 349 ] Amici vitia si feras, facis tua.
[ 349 ] If you tolerate the vices of your friend, you make them your own.
[ 350 ] Absentem laedit, qui cum ebrio litigat.
[ 350 ] If you are quarreling with a drunken person, you are wounding an absent party.
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