A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper - A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog.
A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi - A precipice in front, wolves behind.
Ab ovo usque ad mala - From the egg right to the apple.
Abyssus abyssum invocat - Hell calls hell.
Acta est fabula - The drama has been acted out.
Ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora - Eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow.
Adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit - Add a little to a little and there will be a great heap.
Adversus solem ne loquitor - Don't speak against the sun.
Aegrescit medendo - The disease worsens with treatment.
Aliquando et insanire iucundum est - It is sometimes pleasant even to act like a madman.
Amor est vitae essentia - Love is the essence of life.
Robert B. Mackay
Amoto quaeramus seria ludo - Setting games aside, let's get on to serious matters.
An nescis, mi fili, quantilla sapientia mundus regatur? - Don't you know then, my son, how little wisdom rules the world.
Animis opibusque parati - Prepared in minds and resources.
Asinus asinum fricat - Two people flattering each other
Aspirat primo Fortuna labori - Fortune smiles upon our first effort.
Assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit - Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill.
Audaces fortuna iuvat - Fortune favours the brave.
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam - I'll either find a way or make one.
Bella detesta matribus - Wars, the horror of mothers.
Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere - To accept a favour is to sell one's freedom.
Bona fide - In good faith, genuine, legitimate.
Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem - It is not goodness to be better than the worst.
Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet - A timid dog barks more violently than it bites.
Carpe diem - Seize the moment.
Casis tutissima virtus - Virtue is the safest helmet.
Castigat ridendo mores - One corrects customs by laughing at them.
Cicatrix manet - The scar remains.
Cineri gloria sera est - Glory paid to ashes comes too late.
Cito fit quod dei volunt - What the gods want happens soon.
Cogito ergo doleo - I think therefore I am depressed.
Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo - A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well.
Corruptisima re publica plurimae leges - In the most corrupt state are the most laws.
Credo nos in fluctu eodem esse - I think we're on the same wavelength.
Credula vitam spes fovet et melius cras fore semper dicit - Credulous hope supports our life, and always says that tomorrow will be better.
Culpam poena premit comes - Punishment presses hard onto the heels of crime.
Cum bellum deficit, tum pax imminet - When the war process breaks down, peace will be imminent.
Robert B. Mackay
Damnant quod non intelligunt - They condemn what they do not understand.
De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum - Of two evils, the lesser is always to be chosen.
Dente lupus, cornu taurus petit - The wolf attacks with his fang, the bull with his horn.
Deos enim religuos accepimus, Caesares dedimus - The gods were given to us, but we created the Caesars ourselves.
Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas - It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practice it.
Pliny the Younger
Diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium - Diligence is a very great help even to a mediocre intelligence.
Dimidium facti qui coepit habet - He who has begun has the work half done.
Disce pati - Learn to endure
Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes - Divine nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.
Marcus Terentius Varro
Dum loquimor fugerit invida aetas - Even as we speak, time speeds swiftly away.
Errare humanum est - To err is human.
Etiam capillus unus habet umbram - Even one hair has a shadow.
Exigo a me non ut optimis par sim, sed ut malis melior - I require myself not to be equal to the best, but to be better than the bad.
Facile est inventis addere - It is easy to add to things already invented.
Facilius per partes in cognitionem totius adducimur - We are more easily led part by part to an understanding of the whole.
Fallaces sunt rerum species - The appearances of things are deceptive.
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit - Perhaps someday we will look back upon these things with joy.
Fortes fortuna adiuvat - Fortune favors the brave.
Gladiator in arena consilium capit - The gladiator is formulating his plan in the arena.
Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepecadendo. - A drop of water makes a hole in a stone, not by force but by constant dripping.
In alio pediculum, in te ricinum non vides - You see a louse on someone else, but not a tick on yourself.
In imo animo stat pulchritudo - Beauty lies in the depths of ones soul.
In omnia paratus - Ready for anything.
In virtute sunt multi ascensus - In excellence there are many degrees.
Inhumanitas omni aetate molesta est - Inhumanity is harmful in every age.
Ipsa scientia potestas est - Knowledge itself is power.
Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus - We are slaves of laws so that we can be free.
Leve fit, quod bene fertur, onus - The burden is made light which is borne well.
Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt - Men gladly believe what they wish for.
Malum consilium quod mutari non potest - It's a bad plan that can't be changed.
Materiam superabat opus - The workmanship was better than the subject matter.
Medici graviores morbos asperis remediis curant - Doctors cure the more serious diseases with harsh remedies.
Mendacem memorem esse oportet - A liar needs a good memory.
Mus uni non fidit antro - A mouse does not rely on just one hole.
Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus interpres - As a true translator you will take care not to translate word for word.
Nil actum reputa si quid superest agendum - Don't consider that anything has been done if anything is left to be done.
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum - Don't let the bastards grind you down
Non est ad astra mollis e terris via - There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.
Non est ars quae ad effectum casu venit - That which achieves its effect by accident is not art.
Non omnes qui habemt citharam sunt citharoedi - Not all those who own a musical instrument are musicians.
Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae - There is no one great ability without a mixture of madness.
Nullum saeculum magnis ingeniis clausum est - No generation is closed to great talents.
Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit - There is no book so bad that it is not beneficial in some respect.
Pliny the Younger
Num barbarorum Romulus rex fuit? - Romulus was not a king of barbarians, was he.
Numquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit - Never does nature say one thing and wisdom say another.
Numquam se minus solum quam cum solus esset - You are never so little alone as when you are alone.
O praeclarum custodem, ovium lupum! - An excellent protector of sheep, the wolf.
Omnia iam fient fieri quae posse negabam - All the things which I denied could happen are now happening.
Omnia mea mecum porto - All that is mine, I carry with me; or my wisdom is my greatest wealt.
Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura - Rest without reading is like dying and being buried alive.
Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus - Mountains will be in labour, and an ridiculous mouse will be born.
Patria est communis omnium parens - Our fatherland is the common parent of us all.
Per varios usus artem experientia fecit - Through different exercises practice has brought skill.
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim - Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.
Possunt quia posse videntur - They can because they seem to be able to.
Potest ex casa magnus vir exire - A great man can come from a hut.
Praeceptores suos adulescens veneratur et suspicit - A young man respects and looks up to his teachers.
Qespondeat superior - Let the superior answer.
Quaedam iura non scripta sed omnibus scriptis certiora sunt - Some laws are unwritten but they are better established than all written ones.
Quam angusta innocentia est, at legem bonum esse - What a narrow innocence it is, to be good only according to the law.
Quam se ipse amans-sine rivali! - Himself loving himself so much-without a rival.
Qui dedit benificium taceat; narret qui accepit - Let him who has done a good deed be silent; let him who has received it tell it.
Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit - He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow.
Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur - Why are you laughing? Change the name and the story is about you.
Quidquid excusatio prandium pro - Any excuse for lunch.
Rerum Sapientia custos - Wisdom is the guardian of all things.
Rident stolidi verba latina - Fools laugh at the Latin language.
Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est - There is nothing more foolish than a foolish laugh.
Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas - Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses.
Saepe ne utile quidem est scire quid futurum sit - Often it is not even advantageous to know what will be.
Salus populi suprema est lex - The safety of the people is the highest law.
Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet - For fear of failure, he did nothing.
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes - If you can read this, you're over educated.
Simia quam similis, turpissimus bestia, nobis! - How like us is that very ugly beast the monkey.
Struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat - When a woman weeps, she is setting traps with her tears.
Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes - It is foolish to fear what which you cannot avoid.
Tarditas et procrastinatio odiosa est - Delay and procrastination is troublesome.
Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas - Thank you for not smoking.
Timendi causa est nescire - Ignorance is the cause of fear.
Trahimur omnes laudis studio - We are all led on by our eagerness for praise.
Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito - Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them.
Ut sementem feceris ita metes - As you sow so will you reap.
Ut sementem feceris, ita metes - As you sow, so shall you reap.
Ventis secundis - Go with the flow.
Veritas odit moras - Truth hates delay.
Vincit omnia veritas - Truth conquers all.
Vincit qui se vincit - She/he conquers who conquers her/himself.
Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit - A wise man does not urinate against the wind.
Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia - Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives.
Vitanda est improba siren desidia - One must avoid that wicked temptress, Laziness.
Vos vestros servate, meos mihi linquite mores - You cling to your own ways and leave mine to me.