A dictionary of quotations, in most frequent use [by D.E. Macdonnel]. By D.E. Macdonnel

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Сторінка 18 - Live while you live, the Epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day. Live while you live, the sacred Preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies.
Сторінка 8 - Horace has expressed in those two famous lines : ' -Si quid novisti rectius istis, Candidas imperti ; si non, his utere mecum.
Сторінка 18 - The principal office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from being passed over in silence, and that some fear of an opprobrious verdict from posterity should attach itself to foul expressions and vicious conduct.
Сторінка 14 - I do not love you.) Thomas Brown's famous translation read: I do not love thee, Dr Fell, The reason why I cannot tell; But this I know, and know full well, I do not love thee, Dr Fell.
Сторінка 17 - Aspettare e. non venire, Stare in letto, e non dormire, Servire e non gradire, Son tre cose di morire. Ital. Prov. — " To expect one who does not come — to lie a-bed and not to sleep — to serve and not to be advanced, are three things enough to kill a man.
Сторінка 37 - One man by delay restored the state ; for he preferred the public safety te idle report.
Сторінка 4 - The reputation of a man is like his shadow; it sometimes follows. and sometimes precedes him; it is sometimes longer, and sometimes shorter than his natural size.
Сторінка 44 - When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied." — The relaxed morals of a people may be estimated in some degree from the legal restraints which it is found necessary to impose.
Сторінка 7 - Impressions long entertained are not easily erased. De facto. Lat. Law Phrase.—" From the fact." De Jure- Idem. — " From the law." — These opposite phrases are best explained together. In some instances, the penalty attaches on the offender at the instant when- the fact is committed; in others, not until he is convicted by law. In the former case, he is guilty de facto; in the latter, dejure.
Сторінка 30 - You must use your own judgment on yourself. Great is the weight of conscience in deciding on your own- virtues and vices: if that be taken away, all is lost.

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