Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.
Divine nature gave us fields, human skill built our cities. -Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes
It is for the good of states that men should be deluded by religion.
He who flees at the right time can fight again.
He who overlooks a healthy spot for the site of his house is mad and ought to be handed over to the care of his relations and friends.
The number of guests at dinner should not be less than the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses, i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine.
What, if as said, man is a bubble.
[Lat., Quod, ut dictur, si est homo bulla, eo magis senex.]
It is necessary for men to be deceived in religion.
Not all who own a harp are harpers.
The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.
Nature made the fields and man the cities.
For my eightieth year warns me to pack up my baggage before I leave life.
What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
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