Latin Proverb # 2 – Seges fertilior est alienis semper in agris
Latin Proverb: Seges fertilior est alienis semper in agris – Ovidius, A.A, 1.349
English equivalent: The grass is always greener on the other side.
Translation: The crop is always richer in another’s field.
Meaning: Other peoples' lives tend to look better than our own, or our neighbours' field looks to much better, greener and healthier than ours – even if that’s not the case. The proverb is usually used as a reminder that things only look better than what we already have, which might not actually be the case.
Seges fertilior est alienis semper in agrisin other languages?
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