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Tuesday: February 13, 2007

Cheerful Thought

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Vivir es transigir y transigir es envilecerse.

To live is to compromise, and to compromise is to debase oneself.

Native speakers will know better whether the second verb should be translated as ‘submit’ or ‘settle’ rather than ‘compromise’. All three work for me.

(Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Notas, 85)

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