Latin Motto Page

Age quod agis!
Do what you are doing!

Per aspera ad astra!
Through difficulties to the stars!

Ne quid nimis.
Nothing in excess.

Minima maxima sunt.
The smallest things are most important.

Qui tacet consentire.
Who is silent gives consent.

Nemo dat quod non habet.
No one gives what he does not have.

Ars gratia artis.
Art is the reward of art.

De minimis non curat lex.
The law does not concern itself with trifles.

Assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit.
Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill.

Lex non distinguitur nos non distinguere debemus.
The law does not distinguish and so we ought not distinguish.

Non est ad astra mollis e terris via.
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.

Ut sementem feceris ita metes.
As you sow so will you reap.

Fallaces sunt rerum species.
The appearances of things are deceptive.

Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem.
It is not goodness to be better than the worst.

Diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium.
Diligence is a very great help even to a mediocre intelligence.

Repetitio est mater studiorum.
Repetition is the mother of studies.

Aliquando et insanire iucundum est.
It is sometimes pleasant even to act like a madman.

Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.
We are slaves of the law in order that we may be able to be free.

Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet.
He who feared he would not succeed sat still.

Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas.
It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practise it.

Struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat.
When a woman weeps, she is setting traps with her tears.

Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.
Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.

Cito fit quod dei volunt.
What the gods want happens soon.

Timendi causa est nescire.
Ignorance is the cause of fear.

Verbum sat sapienti.
A word to the wise suffices.

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

Ipsa scientia potestas est.
Knowledge itself is power.

De gustibus non disputandum.
One ought not argue about tastes.

Morituri te salutamus.
We who are about to die salute you.


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