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Haec olim meminisse juvabit

 
Monday, September 28, 2015, 18:56 - Best Latin Quotes, Words of Wisdom, Proverbs and Sayings
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Every time I read the entire Virgil I regret that I am not writing down the lines that are absolutely marvelous. And then it's to late to start, so I leave this task until the next time I pick up the book.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.
Perhaps some day it will please us to recall even these things. (A., I.203)

The idea, of course, is that at the time the things in question are the last thing we want to ever recall and remember. But perhaps, as years pass and we gain perspective and wisdom there will be some redeeming aspect to all of this. Although, that's not a given...



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