QUOTES and SAYINGS
My Fathers diary was dotted with quotes and sayings.
Here are a few .......
And this, I think, was his favourite .....
Illegitimis non carborundum.
Freely tranlated - Don't let the bastards grind you down.
Wo! Ngi hudelwa yi hubulu.
Alas! I have been excreted on by a raven.
Quos Deus vult perdere, pris dementat.
Whom God would destroy He first makes mad.
Er ist vom tode gezeichnet
The mark of death is upon him.
Nothing doth more hurt a state
than that cunning men pass for wise.
When you go home,
tell them of us, and say,
for your tomorrow,
we gave our today.
Translated from the Greek, and linked with the historic stand
of Greeks and Spartans at Thermopylae in 480 BC
against superior Persian forces.
(This is also used as the Kohima epitaph, the battle that took Dad's brother Bertie's life ... India 1944)