Thursday, April 21, 2016

Do No Harm...

I stumbled on this extraordinary quote by St. Ambrose. Here's the English followed by the Latin original:

No One Heals Himself by Wounding Another.
nemo alium vulnerando se sanat. (Explanatio psalmorum XII 37.46)

Grammatically, it's a nice sentence. You've got a gerund, in the ablative (vulnerando), with a direct object in the accusative (alium). 

More importantly, it's an important sentiment. Let us love one another...



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