Omnia Interit, Nihil Mutantur

Ovid once wrote, “Omnia mutantur, nihil interit,” which is the Latin for, “everything changes, nothing perishes.”  But he didn’t get it quite right.  What he should have written is, “Omnia interit, nihil mutantur.”  Everything dies, nothing changes.

Ovid (43 BC – 17 AD), Metamorphosesbook XV, line 165

This entry was published on December 3, 2012 at 21:40. It’s filed under Prose and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Omnia Interit, Nihil Mutantur

  1. Buddha would disagree

    Sent from my iPhone

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