No one ever became thoroughly bad in one step. -Nemo repente fuit turpissimus
Juvenal (c.60 - c.140)
Source: Satires, II.83
Contributed by: Zaady
Bad men hate sin through fear of punishment; good men hate sin through their love of virtue.
Honesty is praised and left in the cold. -Probitas laudatur et alget
Source: Satires, I.74
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Nobility is the one only virtue. -Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus
Source: Satire viii. line 20.
An incurable passion to write. -Insanabile cacoëthes scribendi
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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