Quotations S


Satis eloquentiae sapientiae parum
Eloquence enough, but little wisdom
Sallust, Catilina 5:4

Sed fugit interea, fugit inreparabile tempus
But there flies meanwhile, there flies irrecoverable time
Vergil, Georgics 3:284 (changing his subject)
quoted by Francis Bacon in the sense: plan your career preparation carefully

Sed terrae graviora manent
But on earth, worse things await
Vergil Aeneid 6:84
. . . though you have survived the perils of the sea; compare at Graviora

Si vis pacem, para bellum
If you want peace, prepare war
adapted from Vegetius, Epitoma Rei Militaris 3
compare at Qui, and see the similar saying by Horace at In pace

Sic alid ex alio numquam desistet oriri
And so one thing will never cease to arise from another thing
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 3:970, alid is a metrically necessary archaism for aliud
a complement to his more famous saying; see at Nil

Sic volo, sic iubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas
So I wish, so I command; let my wish be its own explanation
Juvenal, Satires 6
Quoted by Luther (1530) in satirizing the Pope's pronouncements

Silent leges inter arma
The laws are silent during hostilities
Cicero, Pro Milone 4:11
compare the alternate form at Inter


Sine ira et studio
WIthout anger or bias
Tacitus, Annales 1:1
expresses the historian's ideal of impartiality

Sine qua non
Without which not [said of a necessary condition]

Sit tua terra levis
May the earth be light upon thee
Seneca, Epigram 2 (Ad Corsican)

Summum ius, summa iniuria
Extreme justice is an extreme wrong
Cicero, De Officiis 1/10:33
Terence, Heauton Timoroumenos 4/5:48, has ius summum saepe summast malitia

Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt
[Here] there are tears for things, and the sorrows of mortality touch the heart
Vergil, Aeneid 1:462
the spectacle of human effort and human transience; see also at Lacrimae

Suum cuique tribuere
To render unto each his due (more generally used as "to each his own")
Justinian, Institutiones 1/1:3; originally from Cicero De Natura Deorum 3:38, "iustitia suum cuique distribuit"
the ideal of Roman law; expressed in several variant forms


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