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Juvenal


Anglicized as Juvenal, was a Roman satiric poet.
Juvenal
Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.
Juvenal quotes
Who watches the watchmen?
Juvenal
Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas.




Juvenal quotes
Nunc patimur longae pacis mala, saevior armis
luxuria incubuit victumque ulciscitur orbem.
Juvenal
Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se,
quam quod ridiculos homines facit.
Juvenal quotes
No one shall be a thief by my co-operation.
Juvenal
Nam qui dabat olim
imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se
continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat,
panem et circenses.
Juvenal quotes
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Juvenal
Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus.
Juvenal
Wretched poverty offers nothing harsher than this: it makes men ridiculous.
Juvenal
Haut facile emergunt quorum virtutibus opstat
res angusta domi.




Juvenal quotes
Hic vivimus ambitiosa paupertate omnes.
Juvenal
Poena tamen praesens, cum tu deponis amictus
turgidus et crudum pavonem in balnea portas.
hinc subitae mortes atque intestata senectus;
it nova nec tristis per cunctas fabula cenas:
ducitur iratis plaudendum funus amicis.
Juvenal quotes
Maxima debetur puero reverentia.
Juvenal
Summum crede nefas animam praeferre pudori
et propter vitam vivendi perdere causas.
Juvenal quotes
Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator.
Juvenal
The hardest thing to bear in poverty is the fact that it makes men ridiculous.
Juvenal quotes
Nemo repente fuit turpissimus.
Juvenal
Vitam impendere vero.
Juvenal
The original context is that a husband might lock his wife in the house to prevent her adulteries, but she is cunning and will start with the guards; hence, who guards the guards? The phrase has come to be applied broadly to people or organisations acting against dishonesty or corruption, esp. in public life. See Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? at Wikipedia.


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