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Archimède. Noli turbare circulos meos! - Don't disturb my circles!

Augustus Caesar. Celerius quam asparagi cocuntur. - Quicker than cooking asparagus.

Festina Lente. - Make haste slowly.

Julius Caesar Alea iacta est. - The die is cast.

Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. - Men readily believe what they wish.

Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres. - All of Gaul is divided into three parts.

Veni, vidi, vici! - I came, I saw, I conquered.

Cato the Elder Carthago delenda est. - Carthage must be destroyed.

Cicero Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit. - He departed, he escaped, he rushed forth.

Cedant arma togae, concedat laurea laudi. - May arms yield to the toga.

Cum tacent, clamant. - When they are silent, they are crying out.

Fortuna est caeca. - Fortune is blind.

Honor est praemium virtutis. - Honor is the reward of virtue.

Inhumanitas omni aetate molesta est. - Inhumanity is troublesome in every generation.

In virtute sunt multi levels. - There are many degrees in excellence.

Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus. - We are slaves of laws so that we can be free.

Nihil agere delectat. - It is a delight to do nothing.

Nihil est incertius volgo. - Nothing is more uncertain than the masses.

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit. - No fortification is such that it cannot be subdued with money.

Num barbarorum Romulus rex fuit? - Romulus was not a king of barbarians, was he?

Omnium rerum principia parva sunt. - The beginnings of all things are small.

O, praeclarum custodem, ovium lupum! - O, excellent protector of sheep, the wolf!

O tempora! O mores! - Oh, the times! Oh, the customs!

Patria est communis omnium parens. - Our fatherland is the common parent of everyone.

Pauci veniunt ad senectutem. - Few people come to old age.

Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? - How long now, Catiline, will you abuse our patience?

Saepe ne utile quidem est scire quid futurum sit. - Often it is not even useful to know what may be.

Salus populi suprema lex esto. - May the safety of the people be the highest law.

Semper idem. - Always the same.

Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes. - It is stupid to be afraid of that which you cannot avoid.

Summum ius, summa iniuria. - The utmost law is the utmost injustice.

Tarditas et procrastinatio odiosa est. - Delay and procrastination is troublesome.

Trahimur omnes laudis studio. - We are all taken in by an enthusiasm for praise.

Descartes Cogito ergo sum. - I think therefore I am.

Livy Periculum in mora. There is danger in delay. Potius sero quam numquam. It is better to be late than never.

Ovid Bene qui latuit, bene vixit. - One who has lived well has lived unnoticed.

Exitus acta probat. - The end proves the deeds.

Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi, sed saepe cadendo. - A drop of water hollows a stone, not by force, but by continuously dripping.

Medio tutissimus ibis. - You will go safest in the middle.

Nemo ante mortem beatus. - No one is happy before one's death.

Omnia iam fient fieri quae posse negabam. - All the things which I denied could happen are now happening.

Omnia mea mecum porto. - I carry with me all my things.

Omnia mutantur; nihil interit. - All things are changed; nothing dies.

Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit. - He who is not prepared today will be less prepared tomorrow.

Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas. - Often a wild thorn produces tender roses.

Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis. - Times are changing and we are changing with them.

Plautus Quem di diligunt adolescens moritur. - He whom the gods prefer dies a young man.

Pliny the Elder Cum grano salis. - With a grain of salt.

Pliny the Younger Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit. - There is no book so bad that it is not beneficial in some respect.

Vergil Arma virumque cano. - I sing of arms and a man.

Aspirat primo Fortuna labori. - Fortune favors upon one's first effort.

Audentes fortuna iuvat. - Fortune favors the bold.

Fama volat. - Rumor flies.

Fata viam invenient. - The Fates will find a way.

Labor omnia vincit. - Work overcomes all things.

Mirabile dictu. - Remarkable to say.

Ne cede malis. - May you not give way to evil things.

Non omnes possumus omnia. - We cannot all do everything.

Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes. - Whatever it is, I fear Greeks bearing gifts.

Tanta molis erat Romanam condere gentem. - Such a great task it was to found the Roman race.