Monday, October 31, 2005

Latin Quotes and Phrases Dictionary

I don't have anything particularly good for Halloween (there's a really frightening story I'd like to write, related to the Supreme Court, Hurricane Katrina and our future, but I don't want to post it here), so I'll just pass on this wonderful resource.

If you don't have a Latin dictionary on hand, but sometimes run into things you'd like to look up, look no further. There are a lot of other great quotation resources at that site: look what happens when you search for "history"! Here's a sample:
  • What experience and history teach is this - that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it. -- Hegel
  • Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them. -- Tolstoy
  • Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. -- Plato
  • The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end. -- Adlai Stevenson
  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Historia est vitae magistra - History is the tutor of life

1 comment:

latinworld said...

Many think that the Latin language is a dead language, but it is quite vital in many contemporary circles, including medicine and religion, particularly as the official sacramental language of the Roman Catholic Church since the fall of the Western Roman Empire.