Re: Chariots of da Gods?!!

Lawrence E. McKnight (
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 19:53:24 GMT (Susan Brassfield) wrote:

>In article <>, wrote:
>> Von D's predictions do tend to make one wonder how much truth there
>might be in
>> the old maxim, "quem Deus perdere vult, dementat prius".
>Could I get this in English? I don't speak Italian.

Tain't Italian. Tis Latin. But I think it is not the original maxim,
which used the plural, so it would be something like 'quem dei perdere
(whatever the third person plural of the irregular verb 'vult' is),
demenant prius'. "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad".

>Doubt cannot injure or even perturb the truth.
>The truth is a citadel about which the breezes of doubt play.

Larry McKnight
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