Saturday, January 20, 2018

Latin LOLCat: Excelsior!

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You might know this motto from the Longfellow poem: Excelsior. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Excelsior!

Higher!

(cheezburger)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Latin LOLCat: To Learn

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: This is one of those rhyming medieval Latin proverbs: vultis - multis. The multis in Latin could mean "in many ways" or "for many people." In Latin, you don't have to choose; trying to get that same sense is how I ended up with the double translation below. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Discere si vultis, prodest sapientia multis.

If you want to learn, wisdom has many benefits / benefits many.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Latin LOLCat: Nemo non formosus

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You can find out more here: Nemo non formosus. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Nemo non formosus filius matri.

There is no son who is not handsome in his mother's eyes.


(cheezburger)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Latin LOLCat: Beware

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The saying is from Publilius Syrus. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Quod est venturum, sapiens quasi praesens cavet.

The wise man is wary of what is to come as if it were already here.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Latin LOLCat: Things Grow

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. This is inspired by the words of Sallust: Concordia res parvae crescunt, discordia maximae dilabuntur, "With concord small things grow; with discord, great things collapse." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Concordia res crescunt.

Things grow where hearts agree.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Latin LOLCat: Nemo nisi sapiens

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog. Compare also this saying: Nemo nisi sapiens liber est (No one but the wise man is free).

Nemo sine sapientia beatus est.

No one can be happy without wisdom.


(cheezburger)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Latin LOLCat: Parietes habent aures.

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You can learn more about this proverb here: Parietes.  If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog

Parietes habent aures.

The walls have ears.


(cheezburger)