Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
- Famous Quotes Throughout
World History -
"Salus populi suprema est lex" (The good of the people is the chief law)
"Summum bonum" (The highest good)
"Let war yield to peace, laurels to paeans."
"Laws are silent in time of war."
"Never less idle than when wholly idle, nor less alone than when wholly alone."
"Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit." (He departed, he withdrew, he strode off, he broke forth.)
"Civis Romanus sum" (I am a Roman citizen)
"Quod di omen avertant" (May the gods avert this omen)
"Nervos belli, pecuniam infinitam" (The sinews of war, unlimited money)
"Cui bono?" (To whose profit?)
"Cum dignitate otium" (Leisure with honor)
"I would rather be wrong, by god, with Plato ... Than be correct with those men."
"O happy Rome, born when I was consul!"
"Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres." (Gaul as a whole is divided into three parts.)
"Caesar's wife must be above suspicion."
(Caesar) had rather be: "First in a village than second at Rome."
Lucretius c.94 - 55 BC
"So much wrong could religion induce."
"Nothing can be created out of nothing."
"And in a short while the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners relay the torch of life."
"Lovely it is, when the winds are churning up the waves on the great sea, to gaze out from the land on the great efforts of someone else."
Catullus c.84 - 54 BC
"Atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque
"Odi et amo: auare id faciam, fortasse
requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior."
Horace 65 - 8 BC
"There is moderation in everything."
From Ars Poetica:
"Scholars dispute, and the case is still before the courts."
"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure."
"Tiresome, complaining, a praiser of past times."
"A poem is like a painting."
"If possible honestly, if not. Somehow, make money."
"We are just statistics, born to consume resources."
"Not bound to swear allegiance to any master, wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor."
"To have begun is half the job: be bold and be sensible."
"Anger is a short madness."
"You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back."
"And once sent out, a word takes wing beyond recall."
"For it is your business, when the wall next door catches fire."
"Skilled or unskilled, we all scribble poems."
"While we're talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, put no trust in the future."
"Ah me, Postumus. Postumus, the fleeting years are slipping by."
"Lovely and honorable it is to die for one's country."
"Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: it's good to be silly at the right moment."
Famous Quotes Throughout World History -
| Index of Quotes by Speaker
/ Historical Period |
Famous Quotes from American History
Highlands Ranch High School 9375 South Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126 303-471-7000
Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Advanced Placement Modern European History | Rise of Nation State England | World History |
World History: Dawn of Civilization
to Napoleon - Units of Study
| Prehistory | Mesopotamia & Phoenicians | Ancient Egypt | Greece | Rome | Medieval History | Renaissance and Reformation | Exploration | National Monarchies |
| The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment | Colonial America and the American Revolution | The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era |
| Home | Back to top of page | Site Contents |