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odi et amo: quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior

I hate and I love: why I do so you may well inquire. I do not know, but I feel it happen and am in agony (Catullus)


quot homines, tot sententiæ: suus cuique mos

so many men, so many sentiments: each has his own way (Terence)


atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale

and so, brother, hail and farewell forever (Catullus)


O tempora! O mores!

Oh, the times! Oh, the morals! (Cicero)


dum loquimur, fugerit invida ætas; carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero

while we are talking, time flies without favor; seize the day, not trusting the slightest in what is to come (Horace)


alea jacta est

the die is cast (Julius Cæsar, after crossing the Rubicon in 49 BCE)


non amo te, Sabidi, nec possum dicere quare; hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te

I do not love you, Sabidius, nor can I say why; this only can I say, I do not love you (Martial)


qualis artifex pereo!

what an artist dies in me! (dying words of Emperor Nero)


rident stolidi verba Latina

fools laugh at the Latin language (Ovid)


satura tota nostra est

satire is wholly ours (Quintilian, a reference to Roman character)


væ!, puto deus fio

woe is me!, I think I am becoming a god (Vespasian, said when fatally ill)


inter arma leges silent

in time of war, the laws are silent (Circero)


equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they are bearing gifts (Virgil)


ora et labora

pray and work (St. Benedict)


pone seram, cohibe; sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Cauta est, et ab illis incipit uxor

apply locks and restraint; but who shall guard your own guards? Your wife is cunning, and will begin by seducing them (Juvenal)


rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno (or cycno)

a bird rarely seen on earth, and very much resembling a black swan (i.e., something unique) (Juvenal)


non est ad astra mollis e terris via

there is no easy way from the earth to the stars (Seneca and Cicero)


tantæ molis erat Romanam condere gentem

so great a task it was to found the Roman people (Virgil)


Carthago delenda est

Carthage must be destroyed (Cato the Elder)


non est vivere, sed valere, vita (est)

life is not mere living but the enjoyment of health (Martial)


ut sit mens sana in corpore sano

may we have a sound mind in a sound body (Juvenal)


salus populi suprema lex esto

let the welfare of the people be the supreme law (after Cicero, the motto of Missouri)


acta est fabula

the play is over (the dying words of Cæsar Augustus)


de nihilo nihil fit, in nihilum nil posse reverti

out of nothing comes nothing, and nothing can be reduced to nothing (attributed to the Epicureans)


cum grano salis

with a grain of salt (i.e., with some allowance or room for doubt) (Pliny the Elder)


duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et circenses

only two things does he worry about or long for, bread and circus entertainment (Juvenal)


dux fœmina facti (or, dux femina facti)

the leader of the action was a woman (Virgil)


grammatici certant, et adhuc sub judice lis est

the grammarians quibble and still the case (or question) is unresolved (Horace)


hos successus alit: possunt, quia posse videntur

success encourages them: they can because they think they can (Virgil)


felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas

happy is the one who understands the causes of all things (Virgil)


exegi monumentum ære perennius

I have raised a monument more lasting than bronze (Horace)


oderint dum metuant

let them hate, provided they fear (Cicero and Accius; disapproved by Seneca)


dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

sweet and seemly it is to die for one's country (Horace)


non scribit, cujus carmina nemo legit

no man writes whose verses no one reads (Martial)


id quod est præstantissimum maximeque optabile omnibus sanis et bonis et beatis, cum dignitate otium

the thing that is the most outstanding, and chiefly to be desired by all healthy and good and well-off persons, is leisure with honor (Cicero)


integer vitæ scelerisque purus non eget Mauris jaculis neque arcu

the man of upright life and free from crime has no need of Moorish javelin or bow (Horace)


gigni de nihilo nihil; in nihilum nil posse reverti

nothing can be produced from nothing; nothing can be returned into nothing (Persius)


puri sermonis amator

a lover of pure speech (Julius Cæsar, said of Terence)


in virtute sunt multi ascensus

in the ascent to virtue there are many steps (i.e., there are many degrees of excellence) (Cicero)


difficile est longum subito deponere amorem

it is difficult to give up suddenly a long love (Catullus)


sedit qui timuit ne non succederet

the one who feared he would not succeed sat still (Horace)


nullum sæculum magnis ingeniis clausum est

no era is closed to great intellects (Seneca)


tacitum vivit sub pectore vulnus

the secret wound still lives within the heart (Virgil)


vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus

let us live, my Lesbia, and let us love (Catullus)


amor tussisque non celantur

love, and a cough, are not concealed (Ovid)


maxima debetur puero reverentia, si quid turpe paras, nec tu pueri contempseris annos

we owe the greatest reverence to a child; if you ever have something base in mind, do not ignore your son's tender years (Juvenal)


satis eloquentiæ, sapientiæ parum

enough eloquence, not enough wisdom (i.e., those who speak well do not always think well) (Sallust)


nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero pulsanda tellus

now for drinking, now for dancing to a lively beat (Horace)


agnosco veteris vestigia flammæ

I recognize some traces of my former flame (i.e., my passion is not wholly extinguished) (Virgil)


sunt superis sua jura

even the gods above are subject to law (Ovid)


homo sum; humani nihil a me alienum puto

I am a man; nothing that relates to man do I consider foreign to me (Terence)


fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt

men willingly believe what they wish to believe (Julius Cæsar)


Quintili Vare, legiones redde

Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions (Cæsar Augustus, quoted in Suetonius)


fortes fortuna (ad)juvat

fortune favors the strong (or brave) (Terence)


tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito quam tua te fortuna sinet

do not surrender to evil but go boldly against it, as your fortune shall permit you (Virgil)


amici, diem perdidi

friends, I have lost a day (Emperor Titus, as quoted by Suetonius)


actum ne agas

do not do what is done (i.e., leave well enough alone) (Terence and Cicero)


non omnis moriar; multaque pars mei vitabit libitinam

not all of me shall die; and a great part of me will escape the grave (Horace)


secrete amicos admone, lauda palam

admonish your friends secretly, but praise them openly (Publilius Syrus)


varium et mutabile semper fœmina

woman is ever fickle and changeable (Virgil)


veni, vidi, vici

I came, I saw, I conquered (Julius Cæsar's message to the Roman Senate, declaring his victory over the king of Pontus)


liberæ sunt enim nostræ cogitationes

our thoughts are free (Cicero)


festina lente

make haste slowly (Suetonius, attributed to Cæsar Augustus)


donec gratus eram tibi

in the days when I was dear to you (Horace)


improbi hominis est mendacio fallere

it is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood (Cicero)


necesse est multos timeat quem multi timent

he must fear many, whom many fear (Laberius, alluding to Julius Cæsar)


quem di diligunt, adolescens moritur, dum valet, sentit, sapit

the one whom the gods love dies young, while he has strength and senses and wits (Plautus)


maximum remedium iræ mora est (or dilatio est)

the best remedy for anger is delay (Seneca)


abeunt studia in mores

pursuits become habits (Ovid)


arrectis auribus adsto

I wait with listening ears (Virigil)


auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium, atque; ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant

to rob, to ravage, to murder, in their imposing language, are the arts of civil policy. Where they have made the world a desert, they call it peace (Tacitus)


æquam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem, non secus in bonis ab insolenti temperatam lætitia

when things are steep, remember to stay level-headed and to restrain yourself from immoderate joy in prosperity (Horace)


arma virumque cano, Troiæ qui primus ab oris Italiam fato profugus Laviniaque venit litora, multum ille et terris jactatus et alto vi superum, sævæ memorem Iunonis ob iram

I sing of arms and the man who first from the shores of Troy came destined an exile to Italy and the Lavinian beaches, much buffeted he on land and on the deep by force of the gods because of fierce Juno's never-forgetting anger (Virgil, opening lines of the Aeneid)


fugit irreparabile (or inreparabile) tempus

irretrievable time flies (Virgil)


illa dolet vere quæ sine teste dolet

one grieves sincerely who grieves unseen (Martial)


mihi forsan, tibi quod negarit, porriget hora

the hour will perhaps extend to me what it has denied to you (Horace)


ab ovo usque ad mala

from the egg to the apples (i.e., from appetizer to dessert; from beginning to end)


væ victis!

woe to the vanquished! (Livy, attributed to King Brennus; also Plautus)


ab honesto virum bonum nihil deterret

nothing deters a good man from what honor requires of him (Seneca)


invidiam, tanquam ignem, summa petere

envy, like fire, always makes for the highest points (Livy)


mus non uni fidit antro

a mouse does not rely on just one hole (Plautus)


nomen amicitia est; nomen inane fides

friendship is but a name; fidelity but an empty name (Ovid)


quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur

why do you laugh? Change the name and the story is told of you (Horace)


da mi basia mille, deinde centum, dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum

give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred, then another thousand, then a second hundred, then yet another thousand, then a hundred (Catullus)


hæc scripsi non otii abundantia, sed amoris erga te

I have written this, not as having abundance of leisure, but out of love for you (Cicero)


abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit

he has left, gone off, escaped, broken away (Cicero, said of Catiline's flight)


nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit

there is no book so bad that it is not profitable in some part (attributed to Pliny the Elder)


stat magni nominis umbra

he stands, the shadow of a great name (Lucan)


nemo liber est qui corpori servit

no one is free who is a slave to the body (Seneca)


forsan et hæc olim meminisse juvabit; durante, et vosmet rebus servate secundis

perhaps it will be a delight to us some day to recall these misfortunes; bear them, therefore, and reserve yourselves for better times (Virgil)