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Latin Translation: Beauty fades but dumb lasts forever

by Kylie
(Sydney, Australia)


I am after a translation from English to Latin for a story I'm writing.

"Beauty fades but dumb lasts forever."

I have tried online Latin translators but it doesn't look right at all and thought I would double check with a Latin Teacher such as yourself.

Thanks in advance,


Hi Kylie,

Try this: Pulchritudo vanescit, sed stultitia permanet.

It means literally, "Beauty vanishes/fades, but stupidity lasts to the end."

Something a bit more flowery: replace vanescit with deflorescit, which means literally, "loses its flowers/fades."

Hope this helps and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.


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