Some Latin sayings

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a dozen of great Latin sayings that I personally find interesting

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  • 1. Famous Latin Sayings
  • 2. Ever wondered why Latin phrases sound such classic and sophisticated? Here we have a saying for that: Quidquid latine dictum, altum videtur Which means: Whatever said in Latin, sounds profound
  • 3. Lets have a look at some frequent Latin quotes
  • 4. divide et impera Divide and rule or Divide and conquer or Divide in order to conquer
  • 5. faber est quisque fortunae suae every man is architect of his own fortune
  • 6. bis vivit qui bene vivit S/he lives twice who lives well
  • 7. dimidium facti qui coepit habet He who has begun has the work half done (Horace)
  • 8. bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory (Publius Syrus)
  • 9. aut viam inveniam aut faciam I'll either find a way or make one
  • 10. aut vincere aut mori Either to conquer or to die
  • 11. ipsa scientia potestas est Knowledge itself is power.
  • 12. nil desperandum Never despair
  • 13. nemo me impune lacessit No one provokes me with impunity. (motto of the kings of Scotland)
  • 14. nulli secundus /nulli secunda Second to none
  • 15. perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.
  • 16. per aspera ad astra! Through difficulties to the stars!
  • 17. candor dat viribus alas Sincerity gives wings to strength
  • 18. possunt quia posse videntur They can because they seem to be able to (they can do it because they think they can do it - the power of positive thinking)
  • 19. qui audet adipiscitur S/he who dares wins (or: s/he who wins dares)
  • 20. sedit qui timuit ne non succederet. He who feared he would not succeed sat still.
  • 21. tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them
  • 22. dum vita est spes est While there's life, there's hope
  • 23. una salus victis nullam sperare salutem The one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety (knowing that there is no hope can give one the courage to fight and win).
  • 24. veritas vos liberabit The truth shall make you free
  • 25. vincit qui se vincit He conquers who conquers himself.
  • 26. dum spiro, spero While I breathe, I hope (a motto of South Carolina)