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Marcus Manilius est un poète latin et astrologue probablement né en Afrique du Nord qui, vers l'an 10 , écrivit un poème didactique en cinq livres sur l'astronomie ancienne et l'astrologie, Les Astronomiques , s'inspirant des Phénomènes du poète grec Aratos.

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

„Time stands with impartial law.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Æquo stat fœdere tempus. Book III, line 310.

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„Labor is itself a pleasure.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Labor est etiam ipse voluptas. 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.

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

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Exemplumque dei quisque est in imagine parva. Book IV, line 895.

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

„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, Quis cœlum possit nisi cœli munere nosse? Et reperire deum nisi qui pars ipse deorum est?

„By several proofs experience art has made,
Example being guide.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Per varios usus artem experientia fecit, Exemplo monstrante viam. Book I, line 61. Quoted by Michel de Montaigne in Essays, Vol. III, Ch. 13 (tr. Charles Cotton). Variant translation: Experience, after many trials, perfected the art, example showing the way.

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

„The hours fly around in a circle.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Volat hora per orbem. Book I, line 641.

„All things obey fixed laws.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Certis legibus omnia parent. Book I, line 479.

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

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Victuros agimus semper, nec vivimus unquam. Book IV, line 5.

„As we are born we die, and the end commences with the beginning.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, 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.

„Death's law brings change to all created things;
Lands cease to know themselves as years roll on.
As centuries pass, e'en nations change their form,
Yet safe the world remains, with all it holds.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Omnia mortali mutantur lege creata, Nec se cognoscunt terræ vertentibus annis, Et mutant variam faciem per sæcula gentes, At manet incolumis mundus suaque omnia servat. Book I, line 515, as reported in Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897) by T. B. Harbottle, p. 197. G. P. Goold's translation: Everything born to a mortal existence is subject to change, nor does the earth notice that, despoiled by the passing years, it bears an appearance which varies through the ages. Variant translation (disputed): Everything that is created is changed by the laws of man; the earth does not know itself in the revolution of years; even the races of man assume various forms in the course of ages.

„Nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
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.

„Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica
Astronomica, Semper enim ex aliis alias proseminat usus. Book I, line 90.

„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
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.

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