Curae leves loquuuntur ingentes stupent

Submitted by Ww Ww on 01.12.2017

Curae leves loquuuntur ingentes stupent (Latin) — Slight griefs talk, great ones are speechless. Minor losses can be talked away (excuses made), profound ones strike us dumb (unable to speak). From Seneca's play "Phaedra".
Small infractions can be excused away, but total catastrophes leave us totally speechless and unable to explain them away.

English, explained by Ww Ww on Fri, 01/12/2017 - 23:08