|war ought neither to be dreaded nor provoked (Pliny the Younger)||bellum nec timendum nec provocandum|
|(fig.) licking a cub into shape (Pliny the Elder)||lambendo paulatim figurant|
|a brief time if you count the years; an age if you count the changes it brought forth (Pliny the Younger)||si computes annos, exiguum tempus; si vices rerum, ævum putes|
|a monument is an unnecessary expense; our memory will endure if we have earned it by our life (Pliny the Younger)||impensa monumenti supervacua est; memoria nostra durabit si vita meruimus|
|an object in possession seldom retains the same charms that it had when it was longed for (Pliny the Younger)||nihil enim æque gratum est adeptis, quam concupiscentibus|
|and as in men’s bodies, so in government, that disease is most serious which proceeds from the head (Pliny the Younger)||utque in corporibus, sic in imperio, gravissimus est morbus qui a capite diffunditur|
|Attic salt (i.e., a keen wit) (Pliny the Elder)||sal Atticum|
|fields left fallow recover their fertility (Pliny the Elder)||derelicta fertilius revivescunt|
|From the older ox the younger learns to plow||Ab ove maiori discit arare minor|
|he is gone from us, full of years and full of honors (Pliny the Younger)||plenus annis abiit, plenus honoribus|
|he reads no book from which he did not make extracts. He also used to say, no book was so bad but good of some kind might be got out of it (Pliny the Elder)||nihil enim legit, quod non excerperet. Dicere etiam solebat, nullum esse librum tam malum, ut non aliqua parte prodesset|
|his last day places man in the same state as he was before he was born; not after death has the body or soul any more feeling than they had before birth (Pliny the Elder)||omnibus a suprema die eadem, quæ ante primum; nec magis a morte sensus ullus aut corpori aut animæ quam ante natalem|
|his only sin is that he does not sin (Pliny the Younger)||nihil peccat nisi quod nihil peccat|
|history should not overstep the limits of truth, and indeed, in recording noble deeds, the truth is sufficient (Pliny the Younger)||nec historia debet egredi veritatem, et honeste factis veritas sufficit|
|history, however written, is always a pleasure to us (Pliny the Younger)||historia quo quomodo scripta delectat|
|human nature is greedy of novelty (Pliny the Elder)||natura hominum novitatis avida|
|in these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain (Pliny the Elder)||solum ut inter ista certum sit nihil esse certi|
|it has passed into a proverb, that wisdom is overshadowed by wine (Pliny the Elder)||in proverbium cessit, sapientiam vino adumbrari|
|It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practice it. (Pliny the Younger)||Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas.|
|it is generally admitted that those absent are warned by a ringing in the ears when they are being talked about (Pliny the Elder)||absentes tinnitu aurium præsentire sermones de se receptum est|
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