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Wise Words

"No madman has ever dreamed up anything so weird that some philosopher will not say it."

Postremo nemo aegrotus quidquam somniat tam infandum, guod non aliquis dicat philosophus.

-- Varro, Fragmenta

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"If it's well said, I said it."

Quidquid bene dictum est ab ullo meum est.

-- Seneca the Younger, Epistulae Morales, XVI, 7

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"Plague take those who said our wise words before we did."

Pereant qui ante nos nostra dixerunt.

-- St. Jerome, In Ecclesiasten Commentarius, I

All of the above are from Latin Quips at your Fingertips, by Rose Williams.
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