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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Uberrimae fidei - Of the utmost good faith

Ubi amor, ibi oculus - Where love is, there is insight

Ubi bene, ibi patria - Where you feel good, there is your home

Ubi concordia, ibi victoria - Where is the unity, there is the victory. (Publius Syrus)

Ubi dubium ibi libertas - Where there is doubt, there is freedom

Ubi fumus, ibi ignis - Where there's smoke, there's fire

Ubi maior, minor cessat - The weak (minor) capitulates before the strong (major)

Ubi mel ibi apes - Where honey, there bees, i.e., if you want support, you must offer something in return

Ubi revera (Ubi re vera) - When, in reality

Ubi spiritus est cantus est - Where there is spirit there is song

Ubi sunt? - Where are they (the good old days)?

Ubi supra - Where (cited) above

Ubicumque homo est, ibi benefici locus est - Wherever there is a man, there is a place of/for kindness/service

Ubique - Everywhere

Ultima ratio regum - The final argument of kings

Ultima ratio regum - The final argument of kings. (motto of Louis XIV on his cannon)

Ultima ratio - Ultimate sanction

Ultima Thule - The most distant Thule

Ultimo (ult.) - Of the previous month

Ultimus Romanorum - The last of the Romans

Ultra posse nemo obligatur - No one is obligated beyond what he is able to do

Ultra vires - Beyond [one's] authority outside the jurisdiction

Ultra vires - Beyond the powers or legal authority

Un idea perplexi na - The idea is strange to us

Una hirundo non facit ver - One Swallow does not make Summer. (Horace)

Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem - The one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety knowing there is no hope can give one the courage to fight and win

Una voce - With one's voice

Unitam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant! - May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

Unitas mirabile vinculum - The wonderful bond of unity

Unum necessarium - The one necessary

Unus multorum - One of many. (Horace)

Urbanus et instructus - A gentleman and a scholar

Urbem lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit - He found a city [Rome] of bricks and left a city of marble. (Augustus)

Urbi et orbi - To the city [Rome] and to the world

Urbi et orbi - To the city and to the world. (preface of Papal documents)

Ut ameris, ama! - To be loved, love!

Ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas - Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable. (Ovid)

Ut dictum (ut dict.) - As directed

Ut humiliter opinor - In my humble opinion

Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet - As loyal as she began, so she remains

Ut infra - As below

Ut sementem feceris, ita metes - As you sow, so shall you reap. (Cicero)

Ut si! - As if!

Ut sit magna, tamen certe lenta ira deorum est - The wrath of the gods may be great, but it certainly is slow

Ut supra (ut sup.) - As above

Uti foro - To play the market

Uti possidetis - As you possess

Uti, non abuti - To use, not abuse

Utile et dulce - Useful and pleasant