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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Credula vitam / Spes fovet, et fore cras semper ait melius—Credulous hope cherishes life, and ever whispers to us that to-morrow will be better.  1
  Est nobis voluisse satis—To have willed suffices us.  2
  Hei mihi! difficile est imitari gaudia falsa! / Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum—Ah me! it is hard to feign the joys one does not feel, hard to feign mirth when one’s heart is sad.  3
  Illam, quicquid agit, quoquo vestigia flectit, / Componit furtim, subsequiturque decor—In whatever she does, wherever she turns, grace steals into her movements and attends her steps.  4
  Perfida, sed quamvis perfida, cara tamen—Faithless, but, though faithless, still dear.  5

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