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Group 19: Latin

 

250. Oculus animi index.

251. Silentium stultorum virtus.

252. Sermo irae medicus.

253. Tempus animae medicus.

254. Dolor voluptatis comes.

255. Invidia gloriae comes.

256. Fortuna gloriae carnifex.

257. Militia est hominum vita.

258. Senectus vitae hiems est.

259. Somnus mortis imago.

260. Vinum memoriae mors.

261. Mors amoris disiunctio.

262. Pectus amoris scopus.

263. Parietes amicitiae custodes.

 

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250. The eye is the indicator of the mind. (Compare a variant saying, vultus est index animi, "the face is the indicator of the mind.")

 

251. Silence is the virtue of fools. (In other words, the best strategy for fools is to keep their mouths shut.)

 

252. Speech is the doctor of anger. (In other words, if you express your angry feelings, you might find yourself cured.)

 

253. Time is the soul's doctor. (Compare a similar saying in Latin Via Proverbs Group 14, Tempus optima medicina, "Time is the best medicine.")

 

254. Pain is the companion of pleasure. (Compare a variant phrase, Maeror perennis est voluptatis comes, "Eternal grief is the companion of pleasure.")

 

255. Envy is the companion of renown. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 

256. Chance is the butcher of glory. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 

257. A man's life is warfare. (This saying comes from the Biblical Book of Job. The complete verse is Militia est vita hominis super terram et sicut dies mercennarii dies eius, "A man's upon the earth is warfare, and his days are the days of a mercenary.")

 

258. Old age is the winter of life. (As often, the proverb states the comparison as if it were a fact, "old age is winter", rather than a metaphor, "old age is like winter.")

 

259. Sleep is the semblance of death. (This phrase is adapted from the Roman poet Ovid: quid est somnus, gelidae nisi mortis imago, "what is sleep but the image of cold death?")

 

260. Wine is the death of memory.  (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 

261. Death is the sundering of love. (You can see an emblematic illustration for this motto in the Thronus cupidinis, published in 1620.)

 

262. The chest is love's target. (This was a popular motto for emblem illustrations, as in this image from Otto Vaenius's Amorum emblemata, published in 1608.)

 

263. Walls are the guardians of friendship. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 


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