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Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby Shahriar » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:31 pm

I'm trying to find any quotes about education, and was wondering if anyone could help me with some Latin sayings. This is for a potential school sweatshirt, maybe a little Latin saying or quip for the back of it.

My school is private and pretty small --- 5 students in high school. It is a classical school, so we are learning Latin and Greek and reading a lot of the great books. Boethius, Plato, Homer, Augustine, etc.

So with that bit of information, does anyone know of any great Latin sayings about education or knowledge?
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby horus92 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:52 pm

DIsce aut discede, manet sors tertia caedi.

[Q]uo quisque est sollertior et ingeniosior, hoc docet iracundius et laboriosius; quod enim ipse celeriter arripuit, id cum tarde percipi videt, discruciatur. (Cic. Pro Rosc. Com.)
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby Qimmik » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:08 pm

To fill out the hexameter, it should be:

Aut dIsce aut discede; manet sors tertia: caedi.

But neither this nor the second quote seem particularly appropriate for promoting education in a friendly way!
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby Scribo » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:36 pm

Seneca's letters are full of interesting little says on this theme scattered here and there. It would be worth your while to look through them.
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby cb » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:15 pm

hi, my first thought was the famous saying by cicero about how all the humanities are tied together (i.e. why learning one thing can help you with another), pro archia 1:

etenim omnes artes quae ad humanitatem pertinent habent quoddam commune vinclum, et quasi cognatione quadam inter se continentur.

link: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... hapter%3D1

similar-ish theme in terence, heautontimorumenos, 25:

Homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto.

link: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... Ascene%3D1

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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby bedwere » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:21 pm

Non enim tam praeclarum est scire Latine quam turpe nescire.

Cicero: Brutus, XXXVII, 140.
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby ÓBuadhaigh » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:07 pm

non multa sed multum
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby cantator » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:13 pm

Pound quoted from Rudolf Agricola re: education:

"Ut doceat, ut moveat, ut delectet"

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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby msfonsecajr » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:54 pm

Another one is: Non scholae, sed vitae discimus. And Magister usus omnium rerum est optimus.
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby Jandar » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:57 am

553. Doctrina est fructus dulcis radicis amarae. Learning is the sweet fruit of a bitter root.
(Compare this similar saying: Litterarum radices amarae, fructus dulces, "The roots of scholarship are bitter, its fruits are sweet.")

(found in http://latinviaproverbs.pbworks.com/ )
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Re: Great Latin sayings about education or knowledge

Postby cantator » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:49 pm

And on a decidedly different note:

... in multa sapientia multa sit indignatio,
et qui addit scientiam, addit et laborem.
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