Tuesday, June 23, 2009

a.d. IX Kal. Iul.

MEMORĀBILE DICTŪ

Dūcunt volentem fāta, nōlentem trahunt.
“Destiny guides the the individual who is willing, drags the unwilling.” (Seneca, Moral Letters 107.11)

Originally written by the Greek philosopher Cleanthes, and translated into Latin by Seneca, this motto encapsulates the willingness of the Stoics to comply with destiny.

From Latin for the New Millennium