|ingenio non ætate adipiscitur sapientia||wisdom is a gift of nature, not of years|
|artes serviunt vitæ; sapientia imperat||the arts are the servants of life; wisdom its master (Seneca)|
|contra verbosos noli contendere verbis; sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis||do not contend with words against wordy people; speech is given to all, wisdom to few (Dionysius Cato)|
|De Sapientia Veterum||On the Wisdom of the Ancients (Francis Bacon, title of a work)|
|ingenio arbusta ubi nata sunt non obsitu||where trees have grown by nature’s art, not planted by human hands (Nævius)|
|ingenio et labore||by natural ability and work (motto of the University of Auckland)|
|ingenio experior funera digna meo||I suffer ruin worthy of mine own invention|
|ingenio facies conciliante placet||when the disposition wins us, the features please (Ovid)|
|ingenio maximus, arte rudis||greatest in genius, rough in skill (Ovid, said of Ennius)|
|ingenio stat sine morte decus||the honor accorded to genius is immortal (Propertius)|
|ingenio stimulos subdere fama solet||the love of fame usually spurs on the mind (Ovid)|
|ita cuique comparatum est in ætate hominum; ita divis est placitum, voluptatem ut mæror comes consequatur||it is our human lot, it is heaven’s will, for sorrow to come after joy (Plautus)|
|nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est ætas hominis, nisi (ea) memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum ætate contexitur?||not to know what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? (Cicero)|
|nihil turpius est quam gravis ætate senex, qui nullum aliud habet argumentum, quo se probet diu vixisse, præter ætatem||there is nothing more disgraceful than an old man who has no other proof to offer, of his having lived long in the world, than his age (Seneca)|
|non est alius ingenio alius animo color||genius does not have one form (or appearance) and courage another (Seneca)|
|non ætate verum ingenio adipiscitur sapientia||wisdom is not attained with years, but by ability (Plautus)|
|Numquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit||Never does nature say one thing and wisdom say another|
|nunquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit||nature never says one thing and wisdom another (Juvenal)|
|odi puerulos præcoci ingenio||I hate boys of precocious talent (Cicero)|
|Poena par sapientia||Pain equals wisdom|
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