I thought that it would be interesting to start a thread featuring quotes:
- about Latin itself ("about" but not "in" Latin), or
- using Latin (but not Latin-only quotes!)
I want to start off with this wonderful - and unfortunately at least for me at the present time still too true - quote from Paul B. Diederich's "The Frequency of Latin Words and their Endings":
"Caesar, the first classical author commonly read, is so difficult in vocabulary, syntax, and maturity of content that fewer pupils than Helvetians survive."
As an example for the second type of quotes for this thread, I would like to present a brief quote from an autobiography about the British draughtsman (of wonderful hand-drawn maps) and author A. Wainwright:
"I'm getting old, that's the trouble. How I wish tempus wouldn't fugit so much."