Monday, July 02, 2007

Latin Proverbs 112

I hope these notes will help you tackle this group of proverbs in Latin Via Proverbs. This group includes more second conjugation verbs and third declension nouns.

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Group 112

1448. Poems are free from death. (You can find this saying in Ovid.)

1449. Souls are free from death. (This saying can also be found in Ovid.)

1450. The righteous shine like stars. (This is a popular motto, and you can see it in the crest of McColl family.)

1451. With labor, all things flourish. (This popular motto is adapted from Lucretius.)

1452. Many drops fill the stream. (You can find this in the letters of Augustine.)

1453. All excesses are harmful. (You can find this discussed in Tosi 1761. The phrase can also be found in the form Omne nimium nocet, "Every excess is harmful.")

1454. Many have too much; no one has enough. (You can find this in John Harmar's Praxis Grammatica.)

1455. Not all things please everybody. (You can find this in the Biblical book of Sirach.)

1456. The same things are not suitable for everyone. (You can find a similar saying in Pliny: non omnibus eadem placent, ne conveniunt quidem, "the same things do not please everyone, nor are they even suitable for everyone.")

1457. All things have their own times. (Compare the opening line of Ecclesiastes 3: Omnia tempus habent et suis spatiis transeunt universa sub caelo, "All things have their time and everything in their periods pass under the sky.")

1458. Different things suit different times of life. (You can find this in Erasmus's Adagia, 3.9.32.)

1459. During war, the laws are silent. (You can read a wikipedia article about this saying.)

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