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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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