- Distinguenda sunt tempora; aliud est facere, aliud perficere
- Times must be distinguished; it is one thing to act and another to finish. The maxim has been applied as asserting the doctrine that the law should be construed in a manner to some extent affected by public sentiment. Blocs v Tobey, 19 Mass 320, 327.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.