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Results for: Scribere est agere Translations: 1 – 21 / 21 Latin English Scribere est agere To write is to act agere considerate pluris est quam cogitare prudenter it is of more consequence to act considerately than to think sagely (Cicero) agere pro aliis to act for others animus hominis semper appetit agere aliquid the mind of man is always longing to do something (Cicero) Dicere quae puduit, scribere iussit amor What (modesty) forbade me to say, love has commanded me to write. --- Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso] dicere quæ puduit, scribere jussit amor what I was ashamed to say, love has commanded me to write (Ovid) difficile est saturam (or satiram) non scribere it is difficult not to write satire (Juvenal) Difficile est saturam non scribere It is hard not to write satire. (Juvenalis) gratia agere (+ dat.) to thank gratia agere to thank homines nihil agendo discunt male agere men, by doing nothing, learn to do ill (Cato) mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua what a woman says to an ardent lover ought to be written on the winds and in the swiftly flowing water (Catullus) Mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, In vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua What a woman says to her fond lover should be written on air or the swift water. --- Catullus [Gaius Valerius Catullus] neminem id agere, ut ex alterius prædetur nescitia no one should so act as to take advantage of another’s folly (Cicero) Nihil agere delectat It is pleasant to do nothing. (Cicero) nunquam se plus agere, quam nihil quum ageret; nunquam minus solum esse, quam quum solus esset he said he never had more to do than when he had nothing to do, and never was less alone than when alone (Cicero, quoting Scipio Africanus) præbet mihi littera linguam; et, si non liceat scribere, mutus ero this letter gives me a tongue; and were I not allowed to write, I should be dumb (Ovid) scribere jussit amor love bade me write (Ovid) sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua but what a woman says to her lover it is best to write in the wind and in the swiftly flowing water (Catullus) seria cum possim, quod delectantia malim scribere, tu causa es, lector that I dwell on lighter topics when I could handle those that are more serious, you, reader, are the cause (Martial) turpe est aliud loqui, aliud sentire; quanto turpius aliud scribere, aliud sentire! it is base to say one thing and to think another; how much more base to write one thing and think another! (Seneca)
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