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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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