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Sapere aude is a Latin phrase meaning "Dare to know" or "Dare to be wise". Most famously, it is found in Immanuel Kant's essay "What Is Enlightenment?". The original use seems to be in Epistle II of Horace's Epistularum liber primus [1], line 40: Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude ("He who has begun is half done: dare to know!"). Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... His tomb and its pillared enclosure outside the cathedral in Königsberg are some of the few artifacts of German times preserved by the Soviets after they conquered East Prussia in 1945. ... Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment? is the title of a 1784 essay by the philosopher Immanuel Kant. ... An epistle is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of persons, usually a letter and a very formal, often didactic and elegant one. ... Horace Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (December 8, 65 BC - November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading lyric poet in Latin, the son of a freedman, but himself born free. ... Epistularum liber primus is the seventh work by Horace, published in the year 20BC. A latin copy of the text can be found here ...

It is a frequently used motto. Users of the motto include: A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ...

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Sapere aude is a phrase meaning "Dare to know." or "Dare to be wise".
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Sapere aude is the school motto of Manchester Grammar School.
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