Latin quotes, sayings and words of wisdom

There is an abundant amount of great sounding phrases that are scattered throughout original Latin literature, Classical and Medieval. Only a small number can be found here. If you are looking for specific themes and words in Latin quotes, I suggest that you take a look at my searchable database of Latin phrases. Also, I maintain a separate list of legal Latin maxims, only a few of those technical expressions are duplicated in this more general compilation. And don't miss my Latin motto generator!

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Gaudeamus igitur (iuvenes dum sumus) - Therefore, let us rejoice. (while we are young)

Genius loci - The guardian spirit of the place

Gens togata - The toga-clad race; the romans

Genus irritabile vatum - The irritable race of poets. (Horace)

Gladiator in arena consilium capit - The gladiator is formulating his plan in the arena (i.e., too late) (Seneca)

Gloria filiorum patres - The glory of sons is their fathers

Gloria in excelsis deo - Glory to God in the highest

Gloria Patri - Glory to the Father

Gloria virtutis umbra - Glory (is) the shadow of virtue

Gloria - Glory

Gloriosum est iniurias oblivisci - It is glorious to forget the injustice

Graeca sunt, non leguntur - It is Greek, not for reading

Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit - Captive Greece conquered her savage victor. (Horace)

Gratia placenti - For the sake of pleasing

Graviora manent - Greater dangers await

Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo - The drop excavates the stone, not with force but by falling often. (Ovid)