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06:27 Jan 10, 2008
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Patents
English term or phrase: perfection is sub standard
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Peter
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5perfectio ad normam non dirigitur
Joseph Brazauskas


  

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perfectio ad normam non dirigitur


Explanation:
Lit., 'Perfection is not guided by the standard (norm)'. Cf. Cicero. 'de oratore', 3.49.190.

Joseph Brazauskas
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thankyou Joseph. I need something closer to the original (leaving out the "guided by" part and getting across the "sub standard" message.

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