Famous Latin Phrases That We Should Know
Pecunia non olet → Money does not stink
Varium et mutabile semper femina → Woman is ever a fickle and changeable thing
Scientia potentia est → Knowledge is power
Dum spiro, spero → While I breathe, I hope
Per aspera ad astra → Through hardships to the stars
Terra incognita → Unknown (undiscovered) land
Docendo discimus → By teaching, we learn
Memento mori → Remember that you have to die
Homo sapiens → Wise man
Clavus clavo pellitur → A nail is driven out by another nail (habit is overcome by habit)
A priori → From the earlier (initially, obviously)
Errare humanum est → To err is human
Primus inter pares → First among equals
Repetitio est mater studiorum → Repetition is the mother of study/learning
Mens sana in corpore sano → A sound mind in a sound body
Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas → Plato is my friend, but truth is a better friend
Homo locum ornat, non locus hominem → It is not the place that honors the man, but the man the place
Una hirundo ver non facit → One swallow does not make summer
Citius, altius, fortius → Faster, higher, stronger
Sic transit gloria mundi → Thus passes the glory of the world
Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis → Times change, and we change with them
Veni, vidi, vici → I came, I saw, I conquered
Alea iacta est → The die is cast
De mortuis aut bene, aut nihil → Of the dead, nothing unless good
Si vis pacem, para bellum → If you want peace, prepare for war
Qui non zelat, non amat → He that is not jealous, does not love
Cui bono? → For whose benefit?
Scio me nihil scire → I know that I know nothing
Nosce te ipsum → Know thyself
Qui tacet, consentire videtur → Silence equals consent
Odi et amo → I hate and I love
Non est fumus absque igne → There is no smoke without fire
Divide et impera → Divide and rule
O tempora! O mores! → Oh the times! Oh the customs!
Homo homini lupus est → A man is a wolf to another man
Vox populi, vox Dei → The voice of the people is the voice of God
In vino veritas → In wine (there is the) truth
Qualis rex, talis grex → Like king, like people
Si vox est, canta! → If you have a voice, sing!
Tempus consilium dabet → Time will show
Fortes fortuna juvat → Fortune favors the brave
Omnia mea mecum porto → All my things I carry with me
Festina lente → Make haste slowly
Lupus non mordet lupum → A wolf does not bite a wolf
Vae victis! → Woe to the conquered!
Tertium non datur → No third (possibility) is given
Amor vincit omnia → Love conquers all
Aut Caesar, aut nihil → Either a Caesar or nothing (all or nothing)
Si vis amari, ama → If you wish to be loved, love!
Timeo danaos et dona ferentes → I fear the Danaans, even those bearing gifts
Suum cuique → To each his own
Manus manum lavat → One hand washes the other
Abyssus abyssum invocat → Hell calls hell (one mistep leads to another)
Aquilam volare doces → You are teaching an eagle to fly
Panem et circenses! → Bread and circuses!
Si felix esse vis, esto → If you want to be happy, be so!