Latin quotes

Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum viditur

At the end of each post there is a Latin phrase.  Here is a list of translations.


Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum viditur
Anything Said in Latin Sounds Profound

non progredi est regredi              To not go forward is to go backward

non sum qualis eram                       I am not the kind of person I once was

Condemnant quod non             They condemn what they do not understand  intellegunt

Sequere Me!                                          Follow me!

Abite nummi, ego vos mergam, ne mergar a vobis
Away with you, money, I will sink you that I may not be sunk by you

Cui bono                                                To whose benefit

ab epistulis (1) (2)                              From the letters;  correspondence

ex libris                                                  From the library of

Ultima Ratio                                        The final argument

Ad nauseam                                             To the point of disgust

non bonum election                          No good choice

quot homines tot sententiae   So many men, so many opinions: to each his own way.

crescit eundo                                        It grows, as it goes          

alea iacta est                               The die is cast.  Events have passed the point of no return.

mutatis mutandis                     Changing [only] those things which need to be changed

omnia mutantur nos et mutamur in illis    All things change, and we change with them

Lectura  (1) (2) (3)                               Lecture

 In specialibus generalia quaerimus  To seek the general in the specifics”, That is, to understand the most general rules through the most detailed analysis

ratio decidendi                                    Reasoning for the decision

nil admirari                                        Be surprised at nothing

contraria contrariis curantur  The opposite is cured with the opposite

 omnes domum cedite (1) (2)          Everyone goes (returns) home  [Firefighter’s credo]

aqua vitae                                              Strong distilled alcohol such as whiskey or brandy

sub tuum praesidium                       Beneath thy compassion

 contra bonos mores                         Offensive to the conscience

 ut comedat panem                            Let them eat cake

contraria contrariis curantur     The opposite is cured with the opposite; contrary remedies

non causa pro causa                           Not the cause for the cause; questionable cause

multitudo sapientium sanitas orbis  a multitude of the wise is the health of the world

contra principia negantem non est disputandum
Debate is fruitless when you don’t agree on common rules, facts, presuppositions.

quid est veritas                                     What is truth?

sentio                                                           to hold an opinion; to vote

Cave                                                              Beware!

ipsissima verba                                     the very words themselves; verbatim

radix malorum est cupiditas            The root of evil is greed

sequere pecuniam                                  Follow the Money

ad captandum                                          To appeal to the masses

facile princeps                                          Easily the first

obliti privatorum, publica curate  Forget private affairs, take care of public ones

eligo (1), (2), (3)                                       Root out, extract

saltus in demonstrando                  a leap in logic, necessary part of equation is omitted

Laissez-faire                                         Let the Buyer beware

rus in urbe                                              A countryside in the city

Delinquo                                                 To fail

orbis non sufficit                            The world is not sufficient

Non Sequitur                                  As a logical fallacy, a conclusion that does not follow from a premise.

imperium in imperio                 An order within an order:   A group of people who owe utmost fealty to their leader(s), subordinating the interests of the larger group to the authority of the internal group’s leader(s).

tempora mutantur et nos                the times are changing, and we change in them
mutamur in illis (1) (2)

non causa pro causa                               Questionable cause or logical fallacy

 ab irato                                                         From an angry man