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Can you give me the Latin translation of the ancient paraphrase of Socrates sayings in Apology?
(a) Ὁ  ἀλήθειαν   ζητῶν   τῆς  δεῖται  καρτερίας
(b) Oἱ    σοφοὶ   περὶ  ἰδεῶν διαλέγονται, οἱ δὲ  μέσοι ἅνθρωποι περὶ  πραγμάτων, καί τε οἱ  ἀνόητοι  περὶ  ἀνθρώπων
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Hello,

Here are the translations you are looking for:

(a) “Qui veritatem quaerit patientiā uti debet “ (literally, “He who seeks the truth must use patience”, i.e.  Ὁ  ἀλήθειαν   ζητῶν   τῆς  δεῖται  καρτερίας )

(b) “De  cogitationibus  disserunt sapientes, mediocres viri de factis, de ineptiis insipientes” (literally, “The wise discuss ideas, mediocre persons discuss events, the foolish discuss trifles”, i.e. Oἱ    σοφοὶ   περὶ  ἰδεῶν διαλέγονται, οἱ δὲ  μέσοι ἅνθρωποι περὶ  πραγμάτων, καί τε οἱ  ἀνόητοι  περὶ  ἀνθρώπων)

As you can see, any language has its peculiarities so that for example the Greek  indirect object περὶ  ἀνθρώπων corresponds to “de ineptiis” (trifles) in Latin, since  those who discuss “people” talk about trifles, i.e. a  matter or object of little value or importance

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