In annulo Dei figuram ne gestato—Wear not the image of the Deity in a ring, i.e., do not use the name of God on frivolous occasions, or in vain.
Early in January, 1874, Maria Theresa Contessa de Montelin, ex-Queen of Spain, again sent for me. By W. The negligence of the public administration was betrayed, soon afterwards, by a new disorder, which arose from the smallest beginnings. Thus the act is not an involuntary one, but opportunity is given for a voluntary act, with confidence and good hope superadded. Glory is like a circle in the water, / Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, / Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to naught. 1 Hen.
And such was Natásha, with her surprise, her delight, her shyness, and even her mistakes in speaking French. I hoped I had escaped servitude, and am again a slave; a prison, and am still confined. All that I said was a fresh source of love; I have overthrown the lion and killed the crocodile. Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion still improves, by observing that the most swift are ever the least manageable, the most apt to stray from the course. Uniformity must tire at last, though it be uniformity of excellence.
This procrastinator Kutúzov, whose motto was “Patience and Time,” this enemy of decisive action, gave battle at Borodinó, investing the preparations for it with unparalleled solemnity. In 1776 appeared his (anonymous) pamphlet on the American revolution in opposition to Dr Price’s Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, in which he sympathized with the views of the British legislature. Ferreira wrote the Terentian prose comedy Bristo, at the age of twenty-five (1553), and dedicated it to Prince John in the name of the university. I have often thought with myself that I went on too far, and that in so long a voyage I should at last run myself into some disadvantage; I perceived, and have often enough declared, that it was time to depart, and that life should be cut off in the sound and living part, according to the surgeon’s rule in amputations; and that nature made him pay very strict usury who did not in due time pay the principal. Furiosus furore suo punitur—A madman is punished 45 by his own madness.
Was man Gott opfern will, muss man nicht vom Teufel einsegnen lassen—We must not let the devil consecrate what we mean for God.