poeta nascitur, non fit

Latin phrase
po·​eta nas·​ci·​tur, non fit | \ pȯ-ˌā-tä-ˈnä-ski-ˌtu̇r nōn-ˈfit How to pronounce poeta nascitur, non fit (audio) \

Definition of poeta nascitur, non fit

: a poet is born, not made

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