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“O vitae Philosophia dux! O virtutum indagatrix

English translation: O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher of virtues

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Latin term or phrase:“O vitae Philosophia dux! O virtutum indagatrix
English translation:O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher of virtues
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14:54 Jan 6, 2006
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Latin term or phrase: “O vitae Philosophia dux! O virtutum indagatrix
“O vitae Philosophia dux! O virtutum indagatrix
expultrixque vitiorum! Unus dies, bene et ex praeceptis
tuis actus, peccanti immortalitati est anteponendus. »
-Cicero
This was taken as a quote from Ben Franklins' Autobiography.
LevisM
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O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher of virtues
Explanation:
O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher of virtues and expeller of vices! Just a single day lived well and according to your teachings (commandments) is to be preferred to a whole eternity of errors.
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Leonardo Marcello Pignataro
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O vitae Philosophia dux! O virtutum indagatrix
O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher of virtues


Explanation:
O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher of virtues and expeller of vices! Just a single day lived well and according to your teachings (commandments) is to be preferred to a whole eternity of errors.


Leonardo Marcello Pignataro
Local time: 04:41
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agree  senesino83: Eh già! :) // Macché, la filosofia è il mio punto debole... per colpa di un professore che me la fece odiare al liceo... la filosofia a volte mi irrita quando si perde nei meandri più astratti... mi dà a volte l'idea di un esercizio assurdo di retorica :)
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  -> Pure filosofo!! Ma sei il perfetto "vir temporis acti"! :-)

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou: Here you are! Happy New Year, Leonardo and kalispera from Greece.:-)//It has been exactly the same today in Thessaloniki, too. And we are also celebrating Epiphany or Theophany as called by the Eastern Orthodox church. We' ll survive this winter...
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  -> Hi, Vicki! So nice to read you here again! And "Buonasera" from a freezing cold, but sunny , Rome, today celebrating Epiphany... I got coal! :-(

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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  -> Hi Marju! Happy New Year!

agree  Zrinka Milas: Franklin quoted him with mistakes: "O vitae philosophia dux, o virtutis indagatrix expultrixque vitiorum!" Cic. Tusc. V 5,1 "... est autem unus dies bene et ex praeceptis tuis actus peccanti inmortalitati anteponendus." Cic. Tusc. V 5,5
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agree  Joseph J. Brazauskas
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