Monday, February 20, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Daring

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Qui nihil audet, nihil gaudet.

He who dares nothing, enjoys nothing.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Love Conquers All

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You can find out more about these famous Latin words at Wikipedia. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Amor vincit omnia.

Love conquers all.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Be Wary

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The line is called a "pentamer" in Latin poetry, the second half of an elegiac couplet. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Audi, multa vide, multa loquare cave.

Listen, observe much; be wary of saying much.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Wary

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. Compare the English proverb "Forewarned, forearmed." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Sciens cavebo.

Being aware, I will take care.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Divine Right of Kings

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin rhymes nicely: rex/lex. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

A deo rex, a rege lex.

From God, the king; from the king, the law.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Want

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin has a nice play on words which I cannot figure out how to capture in English: volo is related to our word "volition," while valeo is related to "valid" and "prevail." The idea is that someone wants (to do something, to have something), but does not have the strength for it. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Volo, non valeo.

I want, but I am not able.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Like

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You could even come up with a play on words in English that is not possible in the Latin: "Like likes like." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Similes similibus gaudent.

Like delights in like.