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amare et sapere vix deo conceditur

English translation: even a god ...

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Latin term or phrase:amare et sapere vix deo conceditur
English translation:even a god ...
Entered by: Cassandra Greer
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14:56 Aug 25, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: amare et sapere vix deo conceditur
this is a love quote in latin that I want translated in english or french
Marjorie
even a god ...
Explanation:
even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time

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Note added at 2002-08-25 15:04:16 (GMT)
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To love and be wise is scarcely granted
even to a god.

http://kristen.herber.com/Latin Quotes.htm

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Note added at 2002-08-25 15:38:04 (GMT)
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here\'s the old French translation ;)
Estre sage & aimer mesme aux dieux n’est possible.

http://www2.let.uu.nl/emblems/html/v1608concfraa.html
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Cassandra Greer
Local time: 09:47
Grading comment
great translation..right on the button..thank you
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Cassandra Greer


  

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even a god ...


Explanation:
even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time

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Note added at 2002-08-25 15:04:16 (GMT)
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To love and be wise is scarcely granted
even to a god.

http://kristen.herber.com/Latin Quotes.htm

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Note added at 2002-08-25 15:38:04 (GMT)
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here\'s the old French translation ;)
Estre sage & aimer mesme aux dieux n’est possible.

http://www2.let.uu.nl/emblems/html/v1608concfraa.html

Cassandra Greer
Local time: 09:47
Native speaker of: English
Grading comment
great translation..right on the button..thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Libero_Lang_Lab: snap
10 mins
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agree  David Wigtil: This saying appears in the "Sayings" of Publilius Syrus from the first century B.C.
1 day13 mins
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agree  xxxcmk
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