Latin quotes by Juvenal

Juvenal, Roman satirist c. 55 - c. 138 AC

Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis

He is known for his Satires in 16 volumes

  1. Crescit amor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia crescit - The love of money grows, as the money itself grows (Juvenal)
  2. Dat veniam corvis vexat censura columbas - The censor forgives the crows and harasses the doves (Juvenal Satirae II, 63)
  3. Et lassata viris, sed non satiata recessit - Ardent still, she retired, fatigued, but not satisfied (Juvenal, Satirae VI, 128)
  4. Et vitam impendere vero - To risk one's life for the truth (Juvenal Satirae IV)
  5. Hoc volo, sic iubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas - I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason (Juvenal - Satirae VI)
  6. Insanabile cacoŽthes scribendi - An incurable vice of writing (Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Satires)
  7. Maxima debetur puero reverentia - A child is owed the greatest respect (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
  8. Mens sana in corpore sano - Healthy mind, healthy body (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
  9. Nemo malus felix - No evil is happy (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
  10. Nemo repente fuit turpissimus - No one suddenly becomes bad (Decimus Junius Juvenalis - Satires II, 83)
  11. Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano - We have to want to have a healthy mind in a healthy body (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
  12. Panem et circenses - Bread and Circus (Decimus Junius Juvenalis - Satire - Used to describe what the emperor had to do to placate the Roman crowd. Today is used to describe anything used to distract public attention from more serious matters)
  13. Probitas laudatur et alget - Honesty is praised, and left to starve (Decimus Junius Juvenalis - I Satire)
  14. Rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cycno - A rare bird on earth and like a black swan (Juvenal - Satires VI )
  15. Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - But who will guard the guards? (Juvenal, Satire VI)
  16. Sic volo, sic iubeo - This way I want it, so this way I order it (Juvenal)
  17. Virtus nescit labi - Virtue is not wrong (Juvenal, Satires)

Total: 17


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