Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Proverbia

I found a site dedicated to Latin proverbs the other day. Here are three about books:

Optimus magister bonus liber
A good book is the best teacher

Bonus liber amicus optimus
A good book is the best friend

Libri muti magistri sunt
Books are silent teachers

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is kind of irrelevant, but oh well. my brother was given a stubbie holder from the co-op bookshop (don't ask (not that you can, seeing as how i am commenting on someone else's blog)) and it said that

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read.

I found that funny. Maybe you won't. Oh well. I should go back to my history assignment now.

Short Queen said...

That's pretty cool.

If you go onto Wikiquote's page on Latin. There's a few there too.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Latin_proverbs

Sunt pueri pueri pueri puerilia tractant.

Anonymous said...

Groucho Marx said that, didn't he?

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Adela said...

here's an awesome lithuanian proverb - never aeparate a simple man from his cheese. awesome innit?