As readers might remember, I’ve studying Latin on the side. I don’t study as much as I study Japanese/Korean, but I still regularly study and practice.
For study, I’ve been using the classic (no pun intended) textbook by Wheelock, currently the 7th edition. Of all the books I’ve used, it’s still the best one. Each chapter has some example sentences to read from famous Romans such as Cicero, Seneca, Horace, etc. Sometimes the sentences are modified a little, to make it easier to read, but some sentences are verbatim.
So, I wanted to post some of the verbatim sentences that contained useful wisdom (sapientia in Latin) and advice (consilium) for you. Enjoy!
- Philosophia est ars vītae – “Philosophia is the art of life”, Cicero
- Nūlla avāritia sine poenā est – “There is no greed without money”, Seneca
- Sēcrētē amīcōs admonē; laudā palam – “Admonish your friends in secret, praise them openly”, Publilius Syrus
- Fortūna paeca est – “Fortune is blind”, Cicero
These are just basic sentences, so I will post more later as I work through the textbook. Enjoy!