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More Latin Quotations

Credo quia absurdum - I believe because it is absurd to do so - Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus

Esse quam videri - to be rather than to seem The state motto of North Carolina - 1893. From chapter 98 of Cicero's essay "De amicitia" - On Friendship. the whole phrase follows: Virtute enim ipsa non tam multi praediti esse quam videri volunt. - Fewer possess virtue, than those who would wish us to think they have it.

Fide, sed cui vide - You are what you repeatedly do. (e.g. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.) - Aristotle

Mutatis Mutandis - Change made only to those parts requiring change. A legal use is where there are changes in a law occasioned by changes elsewhere.

Saecula Saeculorum - The Roman concept of eternity; literqally "a century of centuries"

Vos, O clarissima mundi Lumina, labentem coelo quae ducitis annum - O you brightest lights of the universe that lead the passing year through the skies- Virgil

More Seneca

Aequat omnes cinis - Ashes makes everyone equal

Aliquando et insanire iucundum est - Insanity can sometimes be pleasurable.

Animum debes mutare non caelum - You must change your disposition, not your location

Athenea fuerunt lumen orbis - Athens was the light of the world

Aut regem, aut fatuum nasci oportet - One Ought to Be Born a King or a Fool.

Bonis nocet qui malis parcet - Goodness injures what evil spares.

Copia ciborum, subtilitas impeditur - The abundance of food hampers intelligence

Crudelius est quam mori semper timere mortem - It is more cruel to always fear death than to die

Debet semper plus esse virium in vectores quam in onere - The one that carries the burden, must always be stronger than the burden

Divitae bonum non sunt - Material wealth is not the one good

Dulce maerenti, populus dolentum - It is sweet for one in grief to know that other people suffer

Errare humanum est, Perseverare diabolicum - To err is human, to persist in it, is diabolical

Facilius per partes in cognitionem totius adducimur - It is easier to understand the part than the whole

Fallaces sunt rerum species - Appearance can be deceptive.

Fata volentem ducunt, nolentem trahunt - Destiny carries the willing, and drags the reluctant

Ferae pericula quae vident fugiunt - The beasts flee the dangers they see

Gladiator in arena consilium capit - Planning in the arena is usually too late in the day

Homo sit naturaliter animal socialis - Man is by nature a social animal

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