Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Learned and the Foolish
Those who want to seem learned to the foolish seem fools to the learned.The Latin is mangled in Jon R. Stone, The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations: The Illiterati's Guide to Latin Maxims, Mottoes, Proverbs, and Sayings (New York: Routledge, 2005), p. 97:
qui stultis videri eruditi volunt, stulti eruditis videntur.
If you quote this saying of Quintilian as it appears in the Routledge Dictionary, you will truly be exposed as illiterate.
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