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Group 20: Latin

 

264. Tempus est vitae magister.

265. Necessitas artis magistra.

266. Fames artium magistra.

267. Iustitia virtutum regina.

268. Veritas temporis filia.

269. Labor gloriae pater.

270. Impius lucri furor.

271. Improvisa leti vis.

272. Tempus magistrorum optimus est.

273. Nimia gula morborum mater est.

274. Vera philosophia mortis est meditatio.

275. Musica laetitiae comes, medicina dolorum.

 

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Proverbs 261-270  Proverbs 271-280  

 

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264. Time is life's teacher. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 

265. Necessity is the teacher of skill. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 

266. Hunger is the teacher of skills. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 

267. Justice is the queen of the virtues. (Notice that because iustitia, "justice," is a feminine noun in Latin, she is the "queen" of the virtues, rather than the "king," rex.)

 

268. Truth is the daughter of time. (In other words, time brings truth into the world. Because veritas, "truth" is a feminine noun, she is the filia, the "daughter" of time, rather than its son, filius. You can see an emblem with this saying as a motto in Whitney's Choice of Emblems.)

 

269. Effort the father of glory. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

 

270. Wicked is the madness for money. (This phrase is adapted from Seneca's Phaedra.)

 

271. Unexpected is the power of death. (This phrase is adapted from a poem by Horace.)

 

272. Time is the best of teachers. (Notice that the word optimus does not have a noun that it agrees with. Instead, you need to understand that it is part of an implied phrase optimus magister magistrorum, the best teacher (among all) the teachers.)

 

273. Excessive eating is the mother of sicknesses. (The Latin word gula means "throat" but it also stands for eating, gobbling food down the gullet.)

 

274. The true philosophy is a meditation on death. (This definition of philosophy is found in Cassiodorus, Isidore, etc.)

 

275. Music is the companion of joy, and a remedy for sorrows. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the AudioLatinProverbs.com blog.)

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