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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Bonum summum quo tendimus omnes—That supreme good at which we all aim.  1
  Divitiæ grandes homini sunt, vivere parce / Æquo animo—It is great wealth to a man to live frugally with a contented mind.  2
  Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant—As bees sip of everything in the flowery meads.  3
  Genus humanum superavit—He surpassed the human race in natural ability.  4
  Gigni pariter cum corpore, et una / Crescere sentimus pariterque senescere mentem—We see that the mind is born with the body, that it grows with it, and also ages with it.  5
  Judicio acri perpendere—To weigh with a keen judgment.  6
  Medio de fonte leporum / Surgit amari aliquid quod in ipsis floribus angat—From the midst of the very fountain of delight something bitter arises to vex us even amid the flowers themselves.  7
  O miseras hominum mentes! O pectora cæca!—Oh, how wretched are the minds of men! oh, how blind their hearts!  8
  Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum—Could such cruelties have been perpetrated in the name of religion?    In reference to the sacrifice of Iphigenia.  9
  Vitæ post-scenia celant—They conceal the secret actions of their lives (lit. what goes on behind the scenes).  10
  Vivida vis animi—The strong force of genius.  11

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