A rare bird upon the earth and very much like a black swan. -Rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cycno
Juvenal (c.60 - c.140)
Source: Satires, VI.165
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The greatest respect is owed to a child. -Maxima debetur puero reverentia
Source: Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis
A sound mind in a sound body. -Mens sana in corpore sano
An inveterate and incurable itch for writing besets many, and grows old in their sick hearts.
Source: Satires, VII, 51
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others.
No one ever became thoroughly bad in one step. -Nemo repente fuit turpissimus
Source: Satires, II.83
Deem it the summit of impiety to prefer existence to honour, and for the sake of life to sacrifice life's only end.
We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.
Bread and circuses. -Panem et circenses
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