ignoti nulla cupido: there is no desire for what is unknown (i.e., ignorance is bliss)
Celata Virtus Ignavia Est Paulum sepultae distat inertiae Celata Virtus. A Vertue hidden, or not us'd Is either Sloth, or Grace abus'd.
Decipimur specie recti—We are deceived by the semblance of rectitude.
In prosperity friends are numerous and cheap. (Moral emblems, Jacob Cats, sec. xvii)
Non nobis solum nati sumus. We are not born for ourselves alone. Nu ne-am născut doar pentru noi înșine.
O fallax rerum copia!
O the deceitful abundance of things!
Cât de înșelătoare este abundența materială!