A depressing truth...

I got to thinking about those childhood scoldings from parents and teachers that so often ended with
LIFE IS UNFAIR!

It’s not until we mature that we can see just how true that was, and how “normal” everyday injustices really are.

Something like “They were right. Life is unfair.” If you lovely people could assist with that, please?

Perhaps VITA INJUSTIA EST would be acceptable for the second clause?
 

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Civis Illustris
Perhaps VITA INJUSTIA EST would be acceptable for the second clause?
You have an i too man in there. It would be vita injusta est. Alternatively, you could say vita culo inserta est.

"They were right" = recte dixerunt or recte locuti sunt.

You can make the second phrase dependent on the first by using an AcI, which would probably be closer to classical wording than using two independent clauses:
recte dixerunt vitam iniustam esse
or
recte dixerunt vitam culo insertam esse.
 
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Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Many thanks, so either:

recte dixerunt vitam iniustam esse
OR
recte locuti sunt vitam iniustam esse
(leaving out those extra “i”s!)

So these make the 2nd clause dependent on the 1st, but if I want the emphasis to be on the 2nd clause, are those two options just as appropriate?

Thank you again :)
 
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