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translation of epicurus quote 'not what we have...... Options
Ruairi
Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 4:39:25 PM
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hello
If anyone could help me in translating the epicurus quotes into latin

'Not what we have but what we enjoy,constitutes our abundance'

And
'do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;remember that what you now have once among the things you only hoped for'

I realise that this is asking alot,so any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you in advance
SilvatungdaViel
Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 6:35:16 PM

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Don't forget to count your blessings and don't look a gift horse in the mouth...

You're welcome


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'DON'T TREAD ON ME'
Ruairi
Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 6:52:12 PM
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thanks

I've just realised I hadn't specified how i'd like the quotes translated. I need them from english into latin.

Its my mistake and thanks for your help anyway
IMcRout
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:30:55 AM

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But you know he was Greek??!!

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
Ruairi
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 3:30:17 AM
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yes thanks, i know he was Greek
SandraM
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:22:19 AM
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Hi Ruairi,
I am sure the complete works of Epicurus have been translated into Latin, so you might want to have a look for that on Google books for example.
Otherwise, you could try Wikiquote in Latin
Keep us posted, it's an interesting quest.
Ruairi
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:09:25 PM
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thanks for the advise sandra but no joy on wiki quote :(
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