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Group 119: Latin

 

1546. Aquilam volare doces.

1547. Pisces natare doces.

1548. Delphinum natare doces.

1549. Ferrum natare doces.

1550. Elephantem saltare doces.

1551. Camelum saltare doces.

1552. Animum debes mutare, non caelum.

1553. Nec habeo, nec careo, nec curo.

1554. Non dat qui non habet.

1555. Verba volant, littera scripta manet.

1556. Verba volant, scripta manent.

1557. Canes timidi vehementius latrant quam mordent.

1558. Dum pastores odia exercent, lupus intrat ovile.

1559. Ima tenent pacem, perflant altissima venti.

1560. Facile omnes cum valemus recta consilia aegrotis damus.

 

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1546. You are teaching an eagle to fly. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1547. You're teaching fish how to swim. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1548. You're teaching a dolphin how to swim. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1549. You're trying to teach iron how to swim. (You can find this saying about an exercise in futility included in Erasmus's Adagia, 1.4.59.)

 

1550. You're teaching an elephant to dance. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1551. You're teaching a camel to dance. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1552. You should change your state of mind, not the sky. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1553. I have not, I lack not, I care not. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1554. He does not give who does not have. (This is part of the Latin legal tradition relating to tenancy, ownership, titles of ownership, etc.)

 

1555. Words fly away; the written letter remain. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1556. Words fly away; written things remain. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1557. Timid dogs bark more fiercely than they bite. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1558. While the shepherds quarrel, the wolf enters the sheepfold. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

 

1559. The lowly things are at peace; the winds blow the things that are highest. (In other words, a humble life is peaceful, while life at the top is always turbulent.)

 

1560. We all find it easy to give the right advice to the sick when we are well. (You can read a brief essay about this proverb at the Audio Latin Proverbs blog.)

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