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Latin quotes about knowledge and/or wisdom

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Must be a genuine quotation from the age when Latin was actually spoken. Needs to extol the virtue of learning and wisdom. Needs to be 8 to 12 words long preferably. 

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Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit

"No mortal is wise at all times" - Pliny the elder

TMT is a tease! His quote is from Star trek (although Cicero said something similar.)

 

 

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The above quote I posted is In time of war the law falls silent. It was by Cicero. The Trek writers actually hired Latin academics to ensure that they got it right.

Here are some more apt ones re wisdom and learning from Cicero.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

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 Semper inops quicumque cupit - Claudian 
"Whoever desires is always poor."

 

corruptissima re publica plurimae leges

 - "When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous" - said by Tacitus 

 

 

 

dice quasi semper victurus vive quasi cras moriturus -

 

"Learn as if you're always going to live; live as if tomorrow you're going to die" 

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4 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

The above quote I posted is In time of war the law falls silent. It was by Cicero. The Trek writers actually hired Latin academics to ensure that they got it right.

Here are some more apt ones re wisdom and learning from Cicero.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

They've got potential. 

Still, keep emailing coming.

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1 minute ago, Economic Exile said:

 

 

dice quasi semper victurus vive quasi cras moriturus -

 

"Learn as if you're always going to live; live as if tomorrow you're going to die" 

Good

1 minute ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Is this for sending code words to our agents in France and Holland?

That kind of thing. 

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Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his errors.

Knowledge that is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom. 

2 minutes ago, blobloblob said:

Good

That kind of thing. 

Oh good. The last snows of Spring wound my heart with a monotonous langour.

Edited by The Masked Tulip

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13 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

The above quote I posted is In time of war the law falls silent. It was by Cicero. The Trek writers actually hired Latin academics to ensure that they got it right.

They should demand their money back!

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Absentem laedit cum ebrio qui litigat - To quarrel with a drunk is to wrong a man who is not even there.

Adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit - Add a little to a little and there will be a great heap (Ovid)

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2 minutes ago, blobloblob said:

This is good. Where's it from?

Cicero. Roman chappie. Didn't do much apart from a bit of sitting in his garden, reading books and the odd Roman civil war. Probably due to all the money and slave that he had. Think he was the Banksy of his day - wandered around Rome at night daubing buildings with cunning quotes.

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