Graeci optimis et suavissimis verbis locuti sunt,
Hebrea autem lingua tali simplicitate et maiestate floret,
ut imitari non possit.
- from Luther's "Table Talk," 1532, as recorded by C. Cordatus.
The Greeks express themselves with the best and most delightful words,
but the Hebrew language shines with such simplicity and majesty
that it cannot be imitated.