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Group 100: Latin

 

1305. Mea mecum porto.

1306. Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.

1307. Imperare sibi maximum imperium.

1308. Durum ad nutum alterius ambulare.

1309. Delectant alia alios.

1310. Te tua, me delectant mea.

1311. Regnant qualibet urbe lupi.

1312. Etiam me meae latrant canes.

1313. Curarum me pondera multa fatigant.

1314. Homines plerique ipsi sibi mala parant.

1315. Non omnes sancti qui calcant limina templi.

1316. Exempla nihil probant sed illustrant.

1317. Sic vos non vobis mellificatis, apes!

 

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1305. I carry my things with me. (You can read a brief essay about this saying at AudioLatinProverbs.com.)

 

1306. I am human, and I consider nothing human to be alien to me. (This is a famous saying from Terence.)

 

1307. To command oneself is the greatest command. (You can find this saying in Seneca.)

 

1308. It is a hard thing to walk according to someone else's nod. (You can read a brief essay about this saying at AudioLatinProverbs.com.)

 

1309. Some things delight some people, and others delight others. (You can find this same sentiment expressed in many different ways, such as Aliis alia placent, etc.)

 

1310. Your things please you, and mine please me. (You can find this saying in Cicero.)

 

1311. The wolves reign in every city. (You can read a brief essay about this saying at AudioLatinProverbs.com.)

 

1312. Even my own dogs are barking at me. (You can read a brief essay about this saying at AudioLatinProverbs.com.)

 

1313. Many loads of worries are wearing me out. (The Latin word cura can have both a positive sense, as when you take care of something and are attentive, but it can also have a very negative connotation, as here in the sense of "worries, concerns.")

 

1314. Many people themselves prepare evils for themselves. (You can read a brief essay about this saying at AudioLatinProverbs.com.)

 

1315. Not all are holy who tred the threshold of the temple. (You can read a brief essay about this saying at AudioLatinProverbs.com.)

 

1316. Examples do not prove anything; rather, they provide illustrations. (From a different perspective, consider this Latin legal maxim: Exempla illustrant non restringunt legem, "Examples illustrate but do not constrain the law." )

 

1317. Thus you are not making honey for yourself, O bees! (You can see an illustrated emblem of this famous saying, which was supposedly written for Vergil by the emperor Augustus.)

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