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Common Latin Phrases

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Latin language phrases and quotes common in the modern language.


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  • Common Latin Phrases (1)
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  • The Sinew Of Things

    nervus rerum
    The sinew of things.

    Knowledge Itself Is Power

    ipsa scientia potestas est
    Knowledge itself is power. (Sir Francis Bacon)

    Divide and Conquer

    divide et impera.
    (Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great)
    Divide and conquer.

    Husband and Wife

    vir et uxor
    Husband and wife

    Rest In Peace

    requiescat in pace (R.I.P.) May s/he rest in peace.

    Eternal Rest

    requies aeterna
    Eternal rest.

    In So Many Words

    totidem verbis
    In so many words.


    solus (masculine), sola (feminine), solum (neuter)

    All Is Well That Ends Well

    si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit
    All is well that ends well.

    But Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?

    sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Juvenal)
    But who will guard the guards themselves?