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Handy Latin Phrases

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Handy Latin language phrases and quotes.


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  • Divide and Conquer

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

    What I Have Written, I Have Written

    quod scripsi, scripsi
    What I have written, I have written.


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

    How Are You?

    quomodo vales?
    How are you?

    Moderation In Everything

    modus omnibus in rebus (Plautus)
    Moderation in everything.

    A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

    mens sana in corpore sano (Juvenal, ancient Roman poet).
    A sound mind in a sound body.

    Experience Teaches

    Experientia docet (Tacitus)
    Experience teaches.

    Happy Birthday

    Felicem diem natalem!
    Happy birthday!

    I Think, Therefore I Am

    Cogito, ergo sum
    (Rene Descartes - French philosopher, writer, scientist and mathematician.)
    I think, therefore I am.

    Art [of Medicine] Is Long, Life Is Short

    ars longa, vita brevis
    Art is long, life is short.
    (Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician)