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41 Cards in this Set

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Culpa est mea
"The fault is mine," Dear Abby's favorite
Senatus populusque Romanus
"The Senate and the Roman people"
Persona non grata
"A person unwelcome"
E pluribus unum
"One from many"
Lapsus linguae
"A slip of the tongue"
Esse quam videri
"To be rather than to seem," Sallust said this of Cato; it is also the motto of North Carolina
Condemnant quod non intellegunt
"They condemn because they do not understand"
Sic semper tyrannis
"Thus always to tyrants"
Sic transit gloria mundi
"Thus passes the glory of the world"
Veni, vidi, vici
"I came, I saw, I conquered"
Habeas corpus
"You may (must) have the body"
In hoc signo vinces
"In this sign you will conquer"
Quo vadis
"Where are you going?
Tempus fugit
"Time flies"
Summum Bonum
"The Greatest Good"
Verbum sat sapienti
"A word to the wise is enough"
Te morituri salutamus
"We who are about to die salute you"
Semper fidelis
"Always faithful"
carpe diem
"Seize the day"
Status quo
"The State in Which (we are)"
Cui bono
"To whom for a good? (Who got the profit?)"
Quid pro quo
"What for what"
Non sequitur
"It does not follow"
Dum spiro, spero
"While I breathe, I hope"
Per Diem
"By the Day"
Pro bono publico
"For the public good," - probono
Non compos mentis
"Not sound of mind"
Sui generis
"Of its own kind," unique
Mens conscia recti
"A mind conscious of right"
Caveat Emptor
"Let the buyer beware"
Mens sana in corpore sano
"A sound mind in a sound body"
Nil disputandum de gustibus
"No disputing about tastes"
Sunt lacrimae rerum
"There are tears for things"
Descensus Averno facilis est
"Easy is the descent to Avernus"
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
"I fear the Greeks even bearing gifts"
Quod Sum Eris
"I am what you will be," a motto for a gravestone
Sine Qua Non
"Without which nothing," an absolute necessity
Pro Tempore
"For the Time Being"
Cogito, ergo sum
"I think, therefore I am"
Nihil de nihilo fit
"Nothing comes from nothing,"
Pons Asinorum
"The Bridge of Fools"