Dusty Phrases

Hi! Welcome to “Dusty Phrases.” You will find below an ancient phrase in one language or another, along with its English translation. You may also find the power to inspire your friends or provoke dread among your enemies.

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Dulce est desipere in loco.


It is pleasant to be frivolous at the appropriate time.
It is sweet to be silly on occasion.
It is sweet to relax at the proper time.
It is sweet on occasion to play the fool.

I prefer the second translation rendering provided above.