Thursday, December 31, 2015
40 ENLIGHTENING LATIN PHRASES BY THE WORLD'S GREATEST MINDS
1) Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore - Cicero
“I hope that the memory of our friendship will be everlasting.”
2) Vestis virum reddit - Quintilianus
“The clothes make the man.”
3) Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem - Horace
“Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.”
4) Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur - Unknown
“That man is wise who talks little.”
5) Ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora - Unknown
“Eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow” or “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.”
6) Vires acquirit eundo - Virgil
“It gains strength by going (or as it goes).”
7) Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur - Unknown “Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time.”
8) Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia - Cicero
“Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives.”
9.) Alea iacta est - Caesar
“The dice has been cast.”
10) Vitanda est improba siren desidia - Horace
“One musts avoid that wicked temptress, Laziness.”
11) Disiecti membra poetae - Horace
"Limbs of a dismembered poet."
12) Semper inops quicumque cupit - Claudian
"Whoever desires is always poor."
13) A fronte praceipitium a tergo lupi - Unknown
"A precipice in front, wolves behind" or "Between a rock and a hard place."
14) Semper idem - Cicero
"Always the same thing."
15) Dulce bellum inexpertis - Pindaros
"War is sweet for those who haven't experienced it."
16) Serva me, servabo te - Petronius Arbiter "Save me and I will save you."
17) Dum excusare credis, accusas - St. Jerome
"When you believe you are excusing yourself, you are accusing yourself."
18) Si vis pacem, para bellum - Vegetius
"If you want peace, prepare for the war."
19) Dum inter homines sumus, colamus humanitatem - Seneca
"As long as we are among humans, let us be humane."
20) Si vis amari, ama - Seneca
"If you wish to be loved, love."
21) Dum viviumus, vivamus - Epicurean Philosophy
"When we live, let us live."
22) Etiam capillus unus habet umbram - Publilius Syrus
"Even one hair has a shadow."
23) Timendi causa est nescire - Seneca
"Ignorance is the cause of fear."
24) Extinctus ambitur idem - Horace
"The same (hated) man will be loved after he's dead. How quickly we forget."
25) Transit umbra, lux permanet - Unknown
"Shadow passes, light remains."
26) Extra ecclesiam nulla salus - disputed phrase of the Roman Catholic Theology
"Outside the Church, (there is) no salvation."
27) Ubi concordia, ibi victoria - Publius Syrus
"Where there is unity, there is the victory."
28) Fabas indulcet fames - Unknown
"Hunger sweetens the beans" or "Hunger makes everything taste good."
29) Una hirundo non facit ver - Horace
"One Sallow does not make Summer."
30) Faber est suae quisque fortunae - Appius Claudius Caecus
"Every man is the artisan of his own fortune."
31) Ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas - Ovid
"Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable."
32) Fluctuat nec mergitur - Unknown
"It is tossed by the waves but it does not sink."
33) Tantum religio potuit saudere malorum - Lucretius
"So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds."
34) Materiam superabat opus - Ovid
“The workmanship was better than the subject matter.”
35) Malum consilium quod mutari non potest - Publilius Syrus
“It’s a bad plan that can’t be changed.”
36) Forsan miseros meliora sequentur - Virgil
"For those in misery, perhaps better things will follow."
37) Malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono - Pliny The Elder
“There is, to be sure, no evil without something good.”
38) Forest fortuna adiuvat - Terence
"Fortune favors the brave."
39) Manus manum lavat - Petronius
“The favor for the favor” or “One hand washes the other.”
40) Gladiator in arena consilium capit - Seneca
"The gladiator is formulating his plan in the arena" or essentially "Too late."
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
“We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable company, it pays over $7bn a year in taxes – and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.”
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
“if any fundamental assumption underlies our system, it is that guilt is personal and not inheritable. Even if all of one’s antecedents had been convicted of treason, the Constitution forbids its penalties to be visited upon him, for it provides that ‘no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.’
- Justice Robert Jackson
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
"Up to now, bacteria that have developed resistance to colistin would have needed to have been exposed to the antibiotic for a long time before a resistant strain evolved. Plasmid-carried resistance is much more rapid. This is not the slow creep of accumulated changes, but the transfer of the entire set of genes required for resistance in one go."