Many Latin expressions are used in books and in everyday English speech, and you will certainly find most those phrases listed and translated on my site. However, the existing body of Latin literature, both Classical and Medieval is extremely vast. There are many undiscovered gems of wit and wisdom, so I encourage you to study Latin :) The source for a quote is sometimes indcated, but one must remember that Latin quotations are often used as if they were anonymous maxims of universal wisdom. Unlike the collections of quotes that you will find on some other websites, these lines have been actually looked at more than once by someone who knows Latin. I am sure, however, that some typos have not been fixed, so do not assume that anything you find here is safe and good enough to be tattooed on your person! Always ask a Latinist before using a Latin quote for any permanent purpose.

This site also hosts a plethora of imporant resources about Latin, as well as some other languages. Most notably, there a list of legal Latin maxims. Elsewhere on this site there are Latin phrases used in medicine, heraldry, jewelry engravings, sundials and Latin love poems. There is even a motto generator that lets you create Latin phrases without knowing Latin!

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Tabula rasa - A clean slate. Person that knows nothing

Tamdiu discendum est, quamdiu vivas - We should learn as long as we may live. (We live and learn.) (Seneca Philosophus)

Tamquam alter idem - As if a second self. (Cicero)

Tanta stultitia mortalium est - Such is the foolishness of mortals

Tantum eruditi sunt liberi - Only the educated are free. (Epictetus)

Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum - So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds. (Lucretius)

Tarditas et procrastinatio odiosa est - Delay and procrastination is hateful. (Cicero)

Te capiam, cunicule sceleste! - I'll get you, you wascally wabbit!

Te Deum - Thee, God [we praise]

Te igitur - Thee, therefore

Te nosce - Know thyself

Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis - The times change, and we change with them. (John Owen)

Tempore - In the time of

Tempus edax rerum - Time is the devourer of things (time flies)

Tempus fugit - Time flees

Tempus fugit, non autem memoria - Time flies, but not memory

Tempus incognitum - Time unknown

Tempus neminem manet - Time waits for no one

Tempus omnia sed memorias privat - Time deprives all but memories

Ter in die (t.i.d.) - Three times a day

Terminus a quo - The end from which

Terminus ad quem - The end to which

Terra firma - Solid ground

Terra incognita - Unknown land

Terra nullius - Uninhabited land

Tertium quid - A third something

Tetigisti acu - You have hit the nail on the head. (Plautus)

Theatrum mundi - The theatre of the world

Timendi causa est nescire - Ignorance is the cause of fear. (Seneca)

Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes - I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts. (Virgil)

Timor mortis conturbat me - The fear of death confounds me

Tintinnuntius meus sonat! - There goes my beeper!

Tolerabiles ineptiae - Bearable absurdities

Totidem verbis - In so many words

Trahimur omnes laudis studio - We are all led on by our eagerness for praise. (Cicero)

Transire suum pectus mundoque potiri - To overcome one's human limitations and become master of the universe

Transit umbra, lux permanet - Shadow passes, light remains (On a sun dial)

Tu autem - You, also

Tu fui, ego eris - What you are, I was. What I am, you will be. (This is found on graves and burial sites)

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito - Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them

Tu quoque - You likewise