Variant translation of Inventas aut qui vitam excoluere per artis : "It is of benefit to have improved life through discovered knowledge "; a paraphrase of this is inscribed on the Medicine and Physiology Nobel prize medals: Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes ("inventions enhance life which is beautified through art").
Variant translation: Pray to the I don't-know-who: Jesus Christ, I hope.eugène ionesco
Variant translations: Men willingly believe what they wish to be true.julius caesar
Variant translation: A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proofs. Only traces bring about dreams.rené char
All those against the revolution must disappear and quickly be executed. Variant: All those against the revolution, that insist on their position, must disappear and quickly be executed.ruhollah khomeini
Variant : If we are to believe certain narrow minded people — and what else can we call them? — humanity is confined within a circle of Popilius from which there is no escape, condemned to vegetate upon this globe, never able to venture into interplanetary space! That's not so! We are going to the moon, we shall go to the planets, we shall travel to the stars just as today we go from Liverpool to New York, easily, rapidly, surely, and the oceans of space will be crossed like the seas of the moon.jules verne
Variant : The planet doesn't need new continents, it needs new men.jules verne
Cf. Ovid , Fasti , IV, 311: The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. Variant translations of mens sibi conscia recti (meaning "a good conscience"):virgil
Variant: It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.anatole france
Variant translation: In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.Galileo Galilei
Variant translations: Love does not rule; but it trains, and that is more.
It is perhaps well enough that the people of the Nation do not know or understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Variant: If the American people knew the corruption in our money system there would be revolution before morning.
Variant: Hatred without compassion cannot win minds, to conquer is not to convince.
Variant: We are born amid feces and urine.
Variant translations: The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions. The greater man does not boast of himself, But does what he must do. A good man does not give orders, but leads by example.
Often quoted as ‘The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.’ Variant translation: As often as we are mown down by you, the more we grow in numbers; the blood of the Christians is the seed.
Variant translation: Nothing can be created out of nothing.
Variant translation: Hence all those tears shed.
Cf. Ovid , Fasti , IV, 311: The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. Variant translations of mens sibi conscia recti (meaning "a good conscience"):
Variant translation: O Trojans, do not trust the horse. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.
Variant translation: Far off, Oh keep far off, you uninitiated ones. Now, Aeneas, thou needest thy courage, now thy stout heart!
Variant translation: Somewhat aged; but his godship's old age was still fresh and green.
Paraphrased Variant: Fairytales don’t tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.gilbert keith chesterton
People are given a false alternative: the choice between an unenlightened belief and an enlightened unbelief. Most intellectuals seem to pay homage to the second Variant.eugen drewermann
Another Variant extends the comparisons to incude Catholics and Protestants:martin niemöller