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im completely lost, help

Postby PepinoMattioli » 07 Jun 2006, 10:59

i got this from a friend.......


>>>ok, so my whole life ive known this quote...vis consili expers mole mitsua
which is supposed to mean 'it falls to ruins by its own weight' its the name of this painting i really enjoying by kiki smith,<<<


i told her that looks really latin rather then italian and that i think it would be

cade rovinare, dal suo proprio peso...but she really wants that "vis consili expers mole mitsua "

any help???
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Re: im completely lost, help

Postby suanj » 07 Jun 2006, 11:32

right:

"Vis consili expers mole ruit sua" (Horace Book III Ode IV)

Italian: La forza, priva di saggezza, crolla sotto il suo stesso peso

French: La force, sans esprit, s'écroule de son propre

English: Brute force bereft of wisdom falls to ruin by its own weight. (Discretion is the better part of valor)

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Re: im completely lost, help

Postby PepinoMattioli » 08 Jun 2006, 02:04

grazie, suanj, you have helped me alot on this site
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Postby suanj » 08 Jun 2006, 10:24

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