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arma virumque cano
VERGIL
(i sing of arms and a man)
*(first line of the Aneid)
Mens sana in corpore sano
JUVENAL
(a sound mind in a sound body)
Labor omnia vincit
VERGIL
(Labor conquers all)
*(motto of oklahoma)
Cogito, ergo sum
DESCARTES
(I think, therefore I am)
Omnia vincit amor; et nos cedamus amori
VERGIL
(Love conquers all; and let us yield to love)
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit
VERGIL
(Perhaps sometime it will be pleasant to recall even these misfortunes)
Alea iacta est
GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR
(the die is cast)
*(crossing the rubicon)
aere perennius
HORACE
(more lasting than bronze; i.e. immortal)
exegi monumentum aere perennius
HORACE
(I have raised a monument more durable than bronze)
*(first line of his ODES)
cedant arma togae
CICERO
(Let the arms yield to the toga/peace)
*(motto of wyoming)
crescit eundo
VERGIL
(it grows as it goes)
*(motto of New Mexico)
cum grano salis
PLINY
(with a grain of salt)
delenda est Carthago
CATO THE ELDER/CENSOR
(Carthage must be destroyed)
errare est humanum
SENECA
(to err is human)
et tu, Brute!
GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR
(and you, Brutus!)
festina lente
SUETONIUS (attributing to Augustus
(make haste slowly)
fortes fortuna iuvat
TERENCE
(fortune aids the brave)
O tempora, o mores!
CICERO
(oh the times, oh the customs!)
rara avis
JUVENAL
(a rare bird, rare specimen,)
(horace?)
tempus edax rerum
OVID
(time which devours all things)
timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
VERGIL
(fear the Greek even when they bring gifts)
veni, vidi, vici
GAIUS JUIIUS CAESAR
(I came, I saw, I conquered)
*(after victory over Pharnaces)
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres
AUGUSTUS CAESAR
(All gaul is divided into three parts)
Hannibal ad portas
CICERO
(Hannibal is at the gates)
ars longa, vita brevis
HIPPOCRATES
(art is long, life s short)
de mortuis nil nisi bonum
CHILON OF SPARTA
(say nothing but good of the dead)
salus populi suprema lex est
CICERO
(let the welfare of the people be the supreme law)
*(motto of missouri)
ex uno disce omnes
VERGIL
(from one example learn all)
mortituri te salutamus
GLADIATORS
(we who are about to die, salute you)
qualis artifex pero
NERO
(what an artist dies in me)
*(before he committed suicide [suetonius])