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Your Favourite Latin Saying

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posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 05:55 AM
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I was bored, so I decided to do a search on popular Latin sayings. Some I already knew, but there are some interesting ones I have never heard before. Are there any members that have studied Latin in depth and can recommend any good ones?

Here are some of my favourites:

Carpe diem! (Seize the day!)

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?)

Veni, vidi, vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered.)

What's your favourite Latin saying?




posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:08 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

Alea iacta est. ("The dice has been thrown")



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:39 AM
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Quid quid latine dictum, altum videtur.

Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:46 AM
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In vino veritas .. in wine theres truth ..



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:47 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost


"Corripe Cervisiam" (Seize the beer!)

Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre? (Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me?)

On a more serious note

dum spiro, spero (While I breathe, I hope)

Cody



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:50 AM
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Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas (Happy is the one who knows the reason for things) - Virgil.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

mundus vult decipi.

fitting, for ATS.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 07:51 AM
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Eventus stultorum magister; Events are the teachers of fools.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 07:56 AM
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Joo are de six fingered maine.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 08:33 AM
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Noli illegitimi carborudum.

Don't let the fellows born out of wedlock grind you down.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

Cogito , ergo sum

I think therefore I am.



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posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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Meus botulus abunde!

My sausage is really big...

I can say it in seven different languages...



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 08:51 AM
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Some cool ones here. Is it just me? Or do latin phrases sound like Harry Potter spells? :-|



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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Quid est veritas? (What is truth?-Pontius Pilate)

Causa latet, vis est notissima (The cause is hidden, but the result is well known.-Ovid)

Cor ad cor loquitur (Heart speaks to heart-Augustine)

Credo in Unum Deum (I believe in one God.)

Disce aut discede (Learn or depart.)

Consummatum est (It is finished.)

Deus est regit qui omnia (There is a God who rules all things.)

Deus nobiscum, quis contra? (God is with us, who can be against us?)

Vocatus atque non vocatus Deus aderit (Invoked or not invoked God is present.)

and...

Sempe ubi sub ubi (Always wear underwear)



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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Prandium gratis non est
(there is no such thing as free lunch)



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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I like: dum spiro, spero (While I breathe, I hope)

Here are some words of Appalachia:
"Want in one hand and # in the other and see which fills up fastest"



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 09:59 AM
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"Carthago delenda est!" - ("Carthage must be destroyed!")




posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 10:18 AM
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Inter arma enim silent leges



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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gaudet tentamine virtus - virtue rejoices in trial

gratia placendi - the delight of pleasing

gutta cavat lapidem - the drop wears away the stone

habendum et tenendum - to have and to hold

helluo librorum - a glutton of books

hic finis fandi - here (was, or let there be) an end of the speaking

hoc age - this do

hoc erat in votis - this was the very thing I prayed for

hodie mihi, cras tibi - me today, you tomorrow

hominibus plenum, amicis vacuum - full of men, empty of friends

hora fugit - the hour flies

humanum est errare - to err is human

Iesus Hominum Salvator - Jesus, Saviour of men

ignorantia legis neminem excusat - ignorance of the law is no excuse

inter arma silent legis - amid wars laws are silent (Cicero)

interdum stultus bene loquitur - sometimes a fool speaks aright

ira furor brevis est - rage is a brief madness (Horace)

labuntur et imputantur - [the moments] slip away and are laid to our account (inscription on sundials). Also pereunt et imputantur

mens sana in corpore sano - a sound mind in a sound body (Juvenal)

natura abhorret vacuum - nature abhors a vacuum

ne obliviscaris - do not forget

non compos mentis - not of sound mind

non omnia possumus omnes - we cannot all do everything (Virgil)

nosce teipsum - know thyself

ohe! jam satis - hold! enough now (a common Roman phrase)



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: HumansEh
Noli illegitimi carborudum.

Don't let the fellows born out of wedlock grind you down.


Quam es vos meus amicus.................How are you my friend ?

Cody




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