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Monthly Archives: January 2012
“Rare indeed is there agreement of beauty and prudence” rara est adeo concordia formae atque pudicitiae Decimus Iunius Juvenalis
“There is will be and there has been no man who has pleased everyone when he goes to Hades” Οὐδεὶς ἀνθρώπων οὔτ’ ἔσσεται οὔτε πέφυκεν ὅστις πᾶσιν ἁδὼν δύσεται εἰς ᾿Αίδεω· Who is Theognis and what did Nietzsche … Continue reading
“All men make mistakes; but it is fools who persist in them” cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis perseverare in errore Marcus Tullius Cicero
ἴδμεν ψεύδεα πολλὰ λέγειν ἐτύμοισιν ὁμοῖα, ἴδμεν δ’ εὖτ’ ἐθέλωμεν ἀληθέα γηρύσασθαι. “We know how to speak many lies that ring of the truth But we also know how to speak true things when we want to” … Continue reading
“Not even the gods fight against necessity.” ἀνάγκαι / δ’ οὐδὲ θεοὶ μάχονται. Simonides not Semonides.
“For teetotalers the god has made all things difficult, nor do biting troubles flee in any other way” siccis omnia nam dura deus proposuit neque mordaces aliter diffugiunt sollicitudines Quintus Horatius Flaccus
“I grow old but always learn many things “ γηράσκω δ’ αἰεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος Solon Nomographos.
“We praise the old, while we neglect the present” vetera extollimus recentium incuriosi Gaius Cornelius Tacitus
“I think that I am wiser by this very small bit: I don’t pretend to know what I don’t know.” ἔοικα γοῦν τούτου γε σμικρῷ τινι αὐτῷ τούτῳ σοφώτερος εἶναι, ὅτι ἃ μὴ οἶδα οὐδὲ οἴομαι εἰδέναι. … Continue reading
“Wait — small delays often hold great advantages” differ: habent parvae commoda magna morae Publius Ovidius Naso