Saturday, August 11, 2007

Multilingual Wise Words (with English translations)

Compiled by: Yohanes Manhitu
  1. Some are fitted for one thing and others for another. (From Latin for Beginners, Benjamin L. D’ooge)
  2. By patience and perseverance all things in this world can be overcome. (From Latin for Beginners, Benjamin L. D’ooge)
  3. Everything is worthwhile if the soul is not small. (From Fernando Pessoa, a Portuguese poet)
  4. Egli desidera essere amato senza limiti perché senza limiti ha amato. (Italian, He wants to be loved without limits because without limits he has loved.) (From Madre Speranza)
  5. The first key to write is to write, not to think. (From Finding Forrester, a nice movie on the life of a famous writer)
  6. You write your first draft with your heart and you rewrite it with your head. (From Finding Forrester, a nice movie on the life of a famous writer)
  7. Si vis bene loquere, loqui. Si vis bene scrivere, scrive. (Latin, If you want to speak well, speak. If you want to write well, write.) (Anonymous)
  8. Tmeup onlê ate, tah onlê usif. (Uab Meto, Let’s work like a slave, and eat like a king.) (Proverb of the Dawan people of Timor)
  9. Peh-mepu, makoê-‘sokô. (Uab Meto, Lazy to work, but diligent with the spoon). (Proverb of the Dawan people of Timor)
  10. Cada cabeça, cada sentença. (Portuguese, Many men, many minds)

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