Latin Quotes, Sayings, Tattoos, Phrases & Mottos

Most texts and materials on this site have to do with the Latin language, including its perception in popular culture: movies, tattoos, inscriptions, engravings, bits of ancient philosophy, online Latin resources and company names. There is also information about learning Latin and Greek: textbooks, dictionaries, DVDs and software that can be used in a homeschooling environment.


Symbola et Emblemata: Non sic omnis vitabitur ardor

 
Monday, July 14, 2008, 19:25 - Heraldry, Symbols and Emblems, Love quotes and symbols
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The moral, of course, is in the fact that while the gentleman is trying to escape the heat of the day in the pleasant shade of the trees he is subject to a different sort of heat - the heat of love.

Non sic omnis vitabitur ardor
Non every sort of heat will be thus avoided


Symbola et emblemata: Me viso videare tibi

 
Monday, July 14, 2008, 19:23 - Heraldry, Symbols and Emblems, Love quotes and symbols
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Me viso videare tibi
As you see me, you are seen by yourself


Symbola et Emblemata: Quod facile emergit, non est durabile

 
I am going to post a series of pictures from a French book entitled "Emblesmes d'Amour". As one might guess, the book contains short love quotes along with with engravings full of symbolism. Brief interpretative discussions also follow, but I've decided to leave them out for now.

Quod facile emergit, non est durabile
That which emerges easily, is not durable


Sad Quotes in Latin

 
Monday, July 14, 2008, 15:38 - Best Latin Quotes, Words of Wisdom, Proverbs and Sayings
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Here is a little collection of sad quotes and phrases in Latin. They range in their mood from confused annoyance to mild depression.

A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi - A precipice in front, wolves behind (between a rock and a hard place)

Abiit nemine salutato - He went away without bidding anyone farewell

Abyssus abyssum invocat - Hell calls hell; one mistep leads to another

Accensa domo proximi, tua quoque periclitatur - When the house of your neighbor is in flames, your own is in danger

Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat - The mind intent upon false appearances refuses to admit better things (Horace)

Acerrima proximorum odia - The hatred of those most nearly connected is the bitterest of all (Tacit)

Acta est fabula, plaudite! - The play is over, applaud! (Said to have been emperor Augustus' last words)

More sad phrases and locutions in Latin

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