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necessitas dat legem non ipsa accipitnecessity gives law without itself accepting one (Publilius Syrus)
ardeat ipsa licet, tormentis gaudet amantisthough she is aflame herself, she takes joy in the torments of her lover (Juvenal)
at vindicta bonum vita jucundius ipsa; nempe hoc indoctibut revenge is a blessing sweeter than life itself; or so rude men feel (Juvenal)
aut nihil est sensus animis a morte relictum aut mors ipsa nihileither the soul feels nothing after death, or death itself is nothing (Lucan)
Brevis ipsa vita est sed malis fit longiorOur life is short but is made longer by misfortunes. (Publilius Syrus)
brevis ipsa vita est sed malis fit longior (also, brevis ipsa vita est sed longior malis)life itself is short but evils make it longer (Publilius Syrus)
consensus facit legemconsent makes law
Crecitur amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crevitThe richer you become the more you love money. --- Juvenal [Decimus Junius Juvinalis]
crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescitthe love of money increases as wealth itself increases (Juvenal)
Crescit amor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia crescit Et minus hanc optat, qui non habetThe love of money is with wealth increased, And he that has it not, desires it least. --- Juvenal [Decimus Junius Juvinalis]
Crescit amor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia crevitThe love of wealth grows as the wealth itself grew. (Juvenalis)
cui peccare licet peccat minus. Ipsa potestas semina nequitiæ languidiora facithe who has it in his power to commit sin is less inclined to do so. The very idea of being able weakens the desire (Ovid)
cuicunque aliquis quid concedit, concedere videtur et id, sine quo res ipsa esse non potestto whomsoever someone grants a thing, the same one grants that without which the thing cannot be enjoyed (i.e., the use of something is implied in the giving of it)
de vitiis nostris scalam nobis facimus, si vitia ipsa calcamuswe make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot (St. Augustine)
dira necessitascruel necessity (Horace)
Dira necessitasThe dire necessity. (Horace)
durum telum necessitasnecessity is a hard weapon
est ipsa cupiditati tarda celeritasto passion, even haste is slow (Publilius Syrus)
et nomen pacis dulce est et ipsa res salutaris, sed inter pacem et servitutem plurimum interest. Pax est tranquilla libertas, servitus postremum malorum omnium non modo bello, sed morte etiam repellendumthe name of peace is sweet and the thing itself is salutary, but there is a great difference between peace and slavery. Peace is freedom in tranquility, slavery is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death (Cicero)
exiguum est ad legem bonum esseit is but a small matter to be good in the eye of the law (Seneca)
feriis caret necessitasnecessity knows no holiday
grave nihil est homini quod fert necessitasno burden is really heavy to a man that necessity lays on him
horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrenteverywhere horror seizes the soul, and the very silence is dreadful (Virgil)
ignorantia non excusat legemignorance does not excuse the law
impotentia excusat legemimpotency excuses law (i.e., laws that do not apply to the disabled or infirm)
ingens telum necessitasnecessity is a powerful weapon (Seneca)
ipsa quidem virtus pretium sibivirtue is indeed its own reward (Claudian)
Ipsa qvidem pretivm virtvs sibiVirtue is its own reward
ipsa scientia potestas estknowledge itself is power (Francis Bacon)
ipsa se fraus, etiamsi initio cautior fuerit, detegittreachery, though at first very cautious, betrays itself in the end (Livy)
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