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