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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Cornelius Nepos
 
  Invisa potentia, atque miseranda vita eorum, qui se metui quam amari malunt—The power is detested, and the life wretched, of those who would rather be feared than loved.  1
  No government is safe unless fortified by good-will.  2
  Non posse bene geri rempublicam multorum imperiis—Under the command of many, a commonwealth cannot be well conducted.  3
  Nullum magnum malum quod extremum est—No evil is great which is the last.  4
  Paritur pax bello—Peace is produced by war.  5
  Pax paritur bello—Peace is produced by war.  6
  Plus in amicitia valet similitudo morum quam affinitas—Similarity of manners conduces more to friendship than relationship.  7
  Plus salis quam sumptus—More taste than expense.  8
  Sui cuique mores fingunt fortunam—Every man’s fortune is shaped for him by his own manners.  9
  We estimate (lit. measure) great men by their virtue, not by their success.  10
 
 
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