Fear in the world first created the gods.
[Lat., Primus in orbe deos fecit timor.]
It is an honourable thing to be merciful to the vanquished.
Heaven forbids that man should know
What change tomorrow's fate may bring.
Allow time and moderate delay; haste manages all things badly.
They send their shout to the stars.
[Lat., Clamorem ad sidera mittunt.]
Virtue may be cheerful without forgetting its dignity.
A just fortune awaits the deserving.
[Lat., Fors aequa merentes
Take time for deliberation. Haste spoils everything.
Give not reins to your inflamed passions: take time and a little delay; impetuosity manages all things badly.
Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always!
A short reign does not spare the masses.
What the morrow's years might bring 'twas sin for man to know.
Whoever truly worships the gods loves their priests.
Give time and permit a short delay, impetuosity ruins everything.
It is noble to grant life to the vanquished.
[Lat., Pulchrum est vitam donare minori.]
Left behind as a memory for us.
[Lat., Nobis meminisse relictum.]
In doubt, fear is the worst of prophets.
Fear first made gods in the world.
Anguish devours the mind, and furious rage, and hope
than which the heart can bear no heavier burden, when
it is long deferred.
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