Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bland: Do not stir the fire with a sword.

· Ignis · Fire ·
Ignem ne gladio fodito.
Do not stir the fire with a sword.

Bland's Commentary:

Do not stir the fire with a sword, do not irritate an angry person; rather endeavour to sooth and appease him, and take some more convenient opportunity for reproof. When no longer under the influence of passion, he may hear and be benefited by your remonstrances.
You can read the commentary by Bland online, and here is more about Bland's book.

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