Translation © by Laura Prichard

Principium sapientiae
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Principium sapientiae,
posside sapientiam.

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The beginning of wisdom
Language: English  after the Latin 
The beginning of wisdom:
seize wisdom.

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Text added to the website: 2020-01-07 00:00:00
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