The bigger they are the harder they fall

kmp

Civis Illustris
I thought this might be Qui grandior est gravius cadit - is that correct? Any better suggestions?
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
that would be almost correct for the singular, also it should be quo.
Quo grandiores sunt, eo gravius cadunt.

wait for other suggestions
 

kmp

Civis Illustris
Thanks for the prompt reply. I was thinking (the man) who is bigger falls more heavily. But quo ..eo ( the more.. the more) is just so much better!
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
If I may:

I think Roman writers ( = genuine latin) already covered the subject:
Juvenal Satires:
ergo quid optandum foret ignorasse fateris
Seianum; nam qui nimios optabat honores
et nimias poscebat opes, numerosa parabat
excelsae turris tabulata, unde altior esset
casus et inpulsae praeceps inmane ruinae.


Horace:
pinus et celsae graviore casu
decidunt turres
feriuntque summos
fulgura montis.

Claudian, In Rufinum I.22
iniustos crevisse queror; tolluntur in altum,
ut lapsu graviore ruant
. vos pandite vati,
something like Lapsu graviore ruunt altum in sublati.
 
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