Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Auris bona est
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Auris bona est quae libenter audit utilia, 
prudenter discernit audita, 
obedienter operatur intellecta.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "The ear is good that willingly listens", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2015-03-25
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The ear is good that willingly listens
Language: English  after the Latin 
The ear is good that willingly listens
to that which is proper,
wisely sorts through what it has heard,
and obediently parses what it has perceived.


  • Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-09
Line count: 4
Word count: 26