Absentem laedit, qui cum ebrio litigat.--"He who quarrels with a drunk hurts an absentee."
Age quod agis -- "Do what you do"
Amor patriae nostra lex. -- "Love of the fatherland is our law."
Alea iacta est. -- "The die is cast!"
Ars longa, vita brevis. -- "Art is long, life is short."
Asinus asinorum in saecula saeculorum. -- "The greatest jackass in eternity."
Audaces fortuna iuvat -- "Luck helps those who're brave."
Audi, vide, tace, si tu vis vivere. -- "Hear, see, be silent, if you [wish] to be alive ."
Audiatur et altera pars. -- "The other part should be heard, too."


Beati pauperes spiritu -- "Lucky are those of a poor mind"
Beatus, qui prodest, quibus potest. -- "He is lucky who helps everyone he can."
Bene diagnoscitur, bene curatur. -- "Something that is well diagnosed can be cured well."
Bis dat, qui cito dat. -- "He who gives quickly gives twice."
Bis repetita non placent -- "Repetitions are not well-received."
Bona diagnosis, bona curatio. -- "Good diagnosis, good cure."
Bona valetudo melior est quam maximae divitiae. "Good health is worth more than the greatest wealth."


Carpe diem -- "Use the day" or "Seize the day"
Cibi condimentum est fames. -- "Hunger is a spice for any meal."
Contraria contrariis curantur. -- "Opposites are cured by their opposites."
Contra vim mortis non est medicamen in hortis. -- "There's no herb against the power of death."
Cuiusvis hominis est errare -- "Every human can err."
Cura, ut valeas! -- "Take Care."


De gustibus non est disputandum. -- "Matters of taste ought not to be disputed."
De mortuis nihil nisi bene. -- "Of the dead, nothing but good."; "Say only good things about the dead."
Diem perdidi -- "I lost the day"
Divide et impera. -- "Divide and conquer."
Donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos. -- "As long as you're happy, you'll have many friends."
Dum spiro, spero. -- "As long as I breathe, I hope."
Dura lex, sed lex. -- "The law is harsh, but it is [still] the law."
Dura necessitas. -- "Necessity is harsh."


E fructu arbor cognoscitur. -- "The tree can be recognized by its fruits."
Errare humanum est. Perseverare diabolicum. -- "To err is human. To repeat error is of the Devil."
Et nunc reges, intelligite erudimini qui judicatis terram... -- "And now kings, be warned, you who judge on earth..."
Exegi monumentum aere perennius -- "I built a monument, more durable than ore"


Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere -- "Lucky [is the person] who could realize things"
Festina lente ! "Make haste slowly" - proceed quickly but with caution
Fide, sed qui, vide. -- "Trust but take care whom."
Fortes fortuna uvat. or Audaces fortuna juvat. -- "Fortune favors the brave."


Gloria victis. -- "Glory to the defeated."
Gutta cavat lapidem non vi, sed saepe cadendo. -- "A drop drills the rock not with force but by falling repeatedly."


Habent sua fata libelli. -- "Books have their fate."
Hodie mihi, cras tibi. -- "What's to me today, tomorrow to you."
Homines quod volunt credunt. -- "Men believe what they want to."
Homo homini lupus est. -- "Man is a wolf to man."
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto. "I am human, so nothing that is human is foreign to me."


Ignorantia iuris nocet. "Being ignorant of law harms."
Ignorantia legis non excusat. "Ignorance of the law is no excuse."
Ignoti nulla cupido. "The unknown does not tempt."
In dubio pro reo -- "When in doubt, in favour of the accused"
In vino veritas. -- "There is truth in wine." "Wine in excess will bring out truth."
Is fecit, cui prodest. -- "Done by the one who profits from it."


Justitia omnibus. -- "Justice for all."


Laborare est orare. -- "To work is to pray."
Laborare omnia vincit. -- "Labor conquers all."


Major e longinquo reverentia. -- "Viewed from a distance, everything is beautiful."
Manus manum lavat. -- "One hand washes the other."
Medicus curat, natura sanat. -- "The doctor cares [for his patient], nature heals [him]."
Memento mori. -- "Remember your mortality." or "Remember to die."
Morituri te salutant -- "Those who are doomed to die greet you"


Naturo abhorret a vacuo. -- "Nature abhors a vacuum."
Nemo me impune lacessit. -- "No-one attacks me with impunity"
Nihil lacrima citius arescit. -- "Nothing dries more quickly than a tear."
Nil sine numini. -- "Nothing without Providence."
Nomen est omen. -- "A name is an omen."
Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo. -- "I was not, I was, I am not, I don't care."
(found on tombstones abbreviated NFFNSNC)

Non omnia possumus omnes. -- "All of us cannot do everything."
Non scholae, sed vitae discimus. -- "We don't learn from school but from life."
Non ut edam vivo, sed ut vivam edo. -- "I don't live to eat, but I eat to live."
Nondum amabam, et amare amabam. -- "I did not love, even if I yearned to love."
Nosce te ipsum! -- "Know thyself!"
Nulla dies sine linea. -- "No day without a line."
Nulla est medicina sine lingua Latina. -- "No medicine without Latin."
Nulla regula sine exceptione. -- "No rule without exception."
Nulla res tam necessaria est quam medicina. -- "Nothing is so necessary as medicine."
Nunc est bibendum -- "Now it's time to drink"


O tempora! O mores! -- "Oh times! Oh morals!"
Oculi plus vident quam oculus. -- "Several eyes see more than only one."
Omnia mea mecum porto. -- "All that's mine I carry with me."
Omnia vincit amor. -- "Love conquers all."
Omnium artium medicina nobilissima est. -- "Medicine is the noblest of all arts."
Optimum medicamentum quies est. -- "Peace is the best medicine."
Ora et labora. -- "Pray and work."


Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum. -- "Peace is better than the most just war."
Pecunia not olet. -- "Money does not smell" (Remark by Roman emperor Vespasian on the plan to tax public urinals.)
Per aspera ad astra. -- "Through hardships to the stars." (The motto of NASA.)
Per scientiam ad salutem aegroti. -- "To heal the sick through knowledge."
Plenus venter non studet libenter. -- "A full belly doesn't like studying."
Plures crapula quam gladius perdidit. -- "Drunkenness takes more lives than the sword."
Post cenam non stare sed mille passus meare. -- "Do not rest after dinner, but walk a mile."
Post hoc non est propter hoc. -- "'After this' is not 'because of this'."
Praesente medico nihil nocet. -- "In the presence of a doctor nothing can harm."
Praevenire melius est quam praeveniri. -- "It is better to precede than to be preceded."
Primum non nocere. -- "First, do no harm"


Qualis artifex pereo'' -- "What a great artist dies with me."
Quidquid discis, tibi discis. -- "Whatever you learn, you learn it for yourself."
Quidquid id est timeo puellas et oscula dantes. -- "Whatever it is, I fear the girls, even when they kiss."
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur. -- "Anything said in Latin sounds profound."
Qui habet aures audiendi audiat -- "Those who have ears to hear, hear!"
Qui rogat, non errat. -- "Who asks isn't wrong."
Qui scribit, bis legit. -- "Who writes, reads twice."
Qui tacet, consentire videtur. -- "Who is silent seems to agree."
Qui vult dare parva non debet magna rogare. -- "He who wishes to give little shouldn't ask for much."
Quo vadis? -- "Where are you going?"
Quod licet Iovis, non licet bovis. -- "All that is allowed to Jupiter is not necessarily allowed to an ox."
Quod medicina aliis, aliis est acre venenum. -- "One person's medicine is another's foul poison."
Quot capita, tot sententiae. -- "As many opinions as people."
Quousque tandem? -- "For how much longer?"


Reddite ergo quae sunt Caesaris, Caesari -- "Give Caesar what's Caesar's"
Repetitio est mater studiorum. -- "Repetition is the mother of study."


Saepe morborum gravium exitus incerti sunt. -- "The effects of serious illnesses are often unknown."
Salus aegroti suprema lex. -- "The well-being of the patient is the most important law."
Sic transit gloria mundi. -- "Thus passes worldly glory."
Similia similibus curantur. -- "Like cures like."
Sine labore non erit panis in ore. -- "Without work there won't be any bread in your mouth."
Si decem habeas linguas, mutum esse addecet. -- "Even if you had ten tongues, you should hold them all."
Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses. -- "If you had kept your silence, you would have stayed a philosopher."
Si vis pacem, para bellum. -- "If you want peace, prepare war."
Si vis pacem, para iustitiam. -- "If you want peace, prepare justice."
Sol lucet omnibus -- "The sun shines for everyone"
Summum ius summa inuria. -- "More law, less justice."


Tarde venientibus ossa. -- "For those who come late, only the bones."
Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis. -- "The times are changed, and we are changed in them."
Tres faciunt collegium. -- "Three makes a company."


Ubi concordia, ibi victoria. -- "Where there is harmony, there is victory."
Ubi fumus, ibi ignis. -- "Where there's smoke, there's fire."
Unum castigabis, centum emendabis. -- "If you reprove one error, you will correct a hundred."
Usus magister est optimus. -- "Practice makes perfect."
Ut ameris, amabilis esto. -- "Be amiable, then you'll be loved."
Ut sis nocte levis, sit cena brevis! -- "That your sleeping hour be peaceful, let your dining hour be brief!"


Vade retro -- "Step back!"
Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas -- "Everything's vain"
Veni, vidi, vici -- "I came, I saw, I triumphed"
Ventis secundis, tene cursum. -- "Go with the flow."
Verba docent, exempla trahunt. -- "Words instruct, illustrations lead."
Veritas odium paret -- "Truth creates hatred"
Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor -- "I see the better and acknowledge it, but I follow the worse
Vinum et musica laetificant cor -- "Wine and music delight the heart"
Vox populi, vox dei. -- "The voice of the people is the voice of God."