Life is quick, and the dead care not about revenge

By Anonymous, in 'Latin Death Phrases', Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Anonymous Guest

    I am seeking as many translation variations (formal/informal) for the following introspective phrase:

    "Life is quick, and the dead care not about revenge."

    The following is what I've come up with thus far, but I sense the diction and syntax may be awkward (if not plain wrong): "Vita Est Velox, Quod Morituri Cura Non Erga Lex Talionis." (I chose "lex talionis" (the "law of retribution/retaliation") primary for aesthetics, as it is a well-recognized Latin phrase even among lay persons.)

    Any responses would be much appreciated.... Thanks in advance! :)

    Cheers,
    / Brian
  2. Matthaeus Vemortuicida strenuus

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Ludoviciana
    I would write:

    Vita quidem brevis, mortuis autem nil cum ultione/talione.

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