Maybe so, but another fish sometimes learns.
Sometimes one doesn’t end up where one intended, but once one is there, it’s worth visiting.
or its sub-site
http://www.righthandpointing.com/latin/ for a useful collection of Latin proverbs with commentary.
Non sine causa sed sine fine laudatus?
Maybe. But if so, who cares?
1. The device in the picture (borrowed from the righthandpoint.com site) – a reel-to-reel tape recorder – is, for those too young to remember, an archaic precursor of the MP3 player and the IPod.
2. The English translations of the quotations is:
The fish does not love the fisherman.
He was praised not without cause, but without an end result.