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Group 152: Latin


1944. In acie novaculae consistit.

1945. Sufficit diei malitia sua.

1946. Curae canitiem inducunt.

1947. Personam, non faciem, gerit.

1948. Diem nox premit, dies noctem.

1949. In diem vivo.

1950. Spem pretio non emo.

1951. Spem fortuna alit.

1952. Spes pascis inanes.

1953. Post tres dies piscis vilescit et hospes.

1954. Nondum omnium dierum sol occidit.


Proverbs 1941-1950

Proverbs 1951-1960


Study Guide


1944. It stands on the razor's edge. (You can find this phrase in Erasmus's Adagia, 1.1.18.)


1945. Each day has its own trouble enough. (You can find this saying in the Gospel of Matthew.)

Sufficit diei malitia sua.


1946. Worries bring on white hairs. (Compare the English saying, "Fretting cares make grey hairs.")


1947. He's wearing a mask, not a face. (For more about the fascinating word persona, see this blog post.)


1948. Night presses upon day, day upon night. (You will find this expression in Seneca.)


1949. I live for the day. (The idea is to live for the day only, for the hear and now. This can also have the negative connotation of living on the edge, living from "hand to mouth," not knowing where your next meal is coming from.)


1950. I do not buy hope for a price. (You will find this saying in Terence. The idea is that someone who is handing over money should get something substantial, not just the hope of something.)


1951. Fortune nourishes hope. (This is a popular family motto.)


1952. You are nourishing empty hopes. (You will find this in Vergil's Aeneid.)


1953. After three days the fish stinks, as does the guest. (For a commentary on this saying, see the post at AudioLatinProverbs.com.)


1954. The sun has not yet set for all of time. (The saying is adapted from Livy.)


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