πενία μόνα τὰς τέχνας ἐγείρει → poverty alone promotes skilled work, necessity is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of all invention, poverty is the mother of invention, out of necessity comes invention, out of necessity came invention, frugality is the mother of invention

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πενία μόνα τὰς τέχνας ἐγείρει → necessity is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of all invention, poverty is the mother of invention, out of necessity comes invention, out of necessity came invention, frugality is the mother of invention

Arabic: اَلْحَاجَة أَمّ اَلاِخْتِرَاع‎; Chinese Mandarin: 需要是發明之母, 需要是发明之母; Czech: nouze naučila Dalibora housti; Danish: nød lærer nøgen kvinde at spinde naked woman how to spin); Dutch: noodzaak is de moeder van uitvinding, nood breekt wet; Finnish: hätä keinot keksii; French: la nécessité est la mère de l'invention, nécessité fait loi; German: Not macht erfinderisch, Notwendigkeit ist die Mutter der Erfindung, Not bricht Eisen; Hebrew: הכורח הוא אבי ההמצאה‎, הצורך הוא אבי ההמצאה‎; Hungarian: a szükség találékonnyá tesz; Icelandic: neyðin kennir naktri konu að spinna; Italian: il bisogno aguzza l'ingegno, di necessità virtù; Japanese: 必要は発明の母; Norwegian: nød lærer naken kvinne å spinne naked woman how to spin); Polish: potrzeba jest matką wynalazków; Portuguese: a necessidade aguça o engenho, a necessidade é a mãe de toda invenção; Russian: голь на вы́думку хитра́; Spanish: la necesidad agudiza el ingenio; Swedish: nöden är uppfinningarnas moder

Θεοκρίτου Ἁλιεῖς, 1:  Ἁ πενία, Διόφαντε, μόνα τὰς τέχνας ἐγείρει.

Ἁ πενία, Διόφαντε, μόνα τὰς τέχνας ἐγείρει,
αὐτὰ τῶ μόχθοιο διδάσκαλος· οὐδὲ γὰρ εὕδειν
ἀνδράσιν ἐργατίναισι κακαὶ παρέχοντι μέριμναι.
Κἂν ὀλίγον νυκτός τις ἐπιψαύσῃσι, τὸν ὕπνον
αἰφνίδιον θορυβεῦσιν ἐφιστάμεναι μελεδῶναι.

Want quickens wit: Want's pupils needs must work,
O Diophantus: for the child of toil
Is grudged his very sleep by carking cares:
Or, if he taste the blessedness of night,
Thought for the morrow soon warns slumber off.


XXI. ΑΛΙΕΙΣ
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Theocritus, by C.S.
   Calverley.
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