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Marcus Manilius

Marcus Manilius byl římský básník a autor díla Astronomica, které v pěti knihách podává výklad antické astrologie a stoické filosofie.

„Jen co se zrodíme, mřeme, a konec z počátku plyne.“

—  Marcus Manilius

Varianta: Jen co se zrodíme, umřeme, a konec z počátku plyne.

„Zkušenost v oborech různých tak dala umění vzniknout, na cestu příklad svítil.“

—  Marcus Manilius

Originál: (la) PER VARIOS USUS ARTEM EXPERIENTIA FECIT, EXEMPLO MONSTRANTE VIAM

„We are always beginning to live, but are never living.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 5.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Victuros agimus semper, nec vivimus unquam.

„The hours fly around in a circle.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 641.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Volat hora per orbem.

„No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the mind. The remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is laid open.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 541.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Rationi nulla resistunt.
Claustra nec immensæ moles, ceduntque recessus:
Omnia succumbunt, ipsum est penetrabile cœlum.

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„Every one is in a small way the image of God.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 895.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Exemplumque dei quisque est in imagine parva.

„Time stands with impartial law.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book III, line 310.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Æquo stat fœdere tempus.

„Who can believe that all these mighty works
Have grown, unaided by the hand of God,
From small beginnings? that the law is blind
by which the world was made?“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 492, as reported in Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897) by T. B. Harbottle, p. 240.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Quis credat tantas operum sine numine moles
Ex minimis, caecoque creatum foedere mundum?

„Labor is itself a pleasure.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Variant translation (reading ipsa): Even pleasure itself is a toil.
Book IV, line 155. Explained by Housman ad loc. The first reading is the correct one in the context.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Labor est etiam ipse voluptas.

„Nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

As we are born we die, and the end commences with the beginning.
Book IV, line 16. Quoted by Michel de Montaigne in Essays (1580), Book I, Chapter 19.
Variant translation: When we are born we die, our end is but the pendant of our beginning.
Astronomica

„Who can know heaven except by its gifts? and who can find out God, unless the man who is himself an emanation from God?“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Astronomica
Originál: (la) Quis cœlum possit nisi cœli munere nosse?
Et reperire deum nisi qui pars ipse deorum est?

„How many realms since Troy have been o'erthrown?
How many nations captive led? How oft
Has Fortune up and down throughout the world
Changed slavery for dominion?“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book I, line 506, as reported in Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897) by T. B. Harbottle, p. 248.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Quot post excidium Trojae sunt eruta regna?
Quot capti populi? quoties Fortuna per orbem
Servitium imperiumque tulit, varieque revertit?

„Man must be so weighed as though there were a God within him.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 407.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Impendendus homo est, deus esse ut possit in ipso.

„Seek not the measure of matter; fix your gaze
Upon the power of reason, not of bulk;
For reason 'tis that all things overcomes.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Materiae ne quaere modum; sed perspice vires
Quas ratio, non pondus habet; ratio omnia vincit.
Book IV, line 924, as reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897), p. 130.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Materiae ne quaere modum; sed perspice vires
Quas ratio, non pondus habet; ratio omnia vincit.

„It is easy to spread the sails to propitious winds, and to cultivate in different ways a rich soil, and to give lustre to gold and ivory, when the very raw material itself shines.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book III, line 26.
Astronomica
Originál: (la) Facile est ventis dare vela secundis,
Fecundumque solum varias agitare per artes,
Auroque atque ebori decus addere, cum rudis ipsa
Materies niteat.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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