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QuotationHistorical FigureTranslation
'Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum'Love the sinner and hate the sin.
'Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?'How long, O Catiline, will you abuse our patience?
'Qui plume a, guerre a.'To hold a pen is to be at war.
'Qui nolet fieri desidiosus, amet!'Let who does not wish to be idle fall in love!
'Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'entrate.'All hope abandon, ye who enter in.
'c'est magnifique mais c'est pas la guerre'It is magnificent, but it is not war.
'Kerls, wollt ihr ewig leben?'Dogs, would you live forever?
'谁是我们的敌人?谁是我们的朋友?这个问题是革命的首要问题。'Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution.
'Pange, lingua, gloriosi'Sing, my tongue, the Saviour's glory,
'巧言令色、鮮矣仁。'Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
QuotationHistorical FigureTranslation
'Emas non quod opus est, sed quod necesse est. Quod non opus est, asse carum est.'Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at a farthing.
'Non so se posso bene spiegarmi nella vostra... nostra lingua italiana. Se mi sbaglio mi correggerete.'I don't know if I can make myself clear in your... in our Italian language. If I make a mistake, you will correct me.
'Quintili Vare, legiones redde!'Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!
'Жить стало лучше, товарищи. Жить стало веселее.'Life has improved, comrades. Life has become more joyous.
'טלתא קומי'Little girl, arise
'Je m'en vais, mais l'État demeurera toujours.'I am going away, but the State will always remain.
'Nicht durch Reden und Majoritätsbeschlüsse werden die großen Fragen der Zeit entschieden — das ist der große Fehler von 1848 und 1849 gewesen — sondern durch Eisen und BluNot by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided — that was the error of 1848 and 1849 — but by iron and blood.
'Non Anglii sed Angeli.'Not Angles but angels
'Veni, vidi, vici.'I came, I saw, I conquered.
'Μίμησιν μὲν γὰρ δὴ καὶ ἀπεικασίαν τὰ παρὰ πάντων ἡμῶν ῥηθέντα χρεών που γενέσθαι.'All that is said by any of us can only be imitation and representation

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