habent sua fata libelli → books have their destiny

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Habent sua fata libelli → Books have their destiny (according to the capabilities of the reader)

Wikipedia—List of Latin phrases

The Latin expression Pro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli (literally, "According to the capabilities of the reader, books have their destiny"), is verse 1286 of De litteris, De syllabis, De Metris by Terentianus Maurus. Libelli is the plural of the Latin word libellus, which is a diminutive of liber ("book"), suggesting the qualification ("little books ...") was actually meant but in fact libellus was used to mean tracts, pamphlets etc.
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