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Hannibal at the gates.

Hannibal ad portas.

Roman alert when Hannibal was approaching to Rome, around 217 BC

God wills.

Deus vult.

the motto of the Christian warriors in the Crusades




Res nullius.

for things like the sun

Thus passes the glory of the world.

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Do what you do.

Age quot agis.

While I breathe, I hope.

Dum spiro spero.

In matters of taste, there can be no disputes.

De gustibus non est disputandum.

An evil thing known is best.

Nota res mala, optima.

Divide and conquer.

Divide ut regnes.

The voice of the people is the voice of God.

Vox populi, vox dei.

Once the necessary changes having been made.

Mutatis mutandis.

After this, therefore, because of this.

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

logical fallacy

Actions not words.

Res, non verba.

Extreme justice [means] extreme injustice.

Summum jus, summa injuria.

One witness is no witness.

Testis unus, testis nullus.

Spoken words fly away, written words remain.

Verba volant, scripta manent.

Bad from the good.

De malo, bonum.

Remember death.

Memento mori.

Nothing is new under the sun.

Nihil sub sole novum

Injustice does not justify injustice.

Iniuria non excusat iniuriam.

The corruption of the best is the worst.

Corruptio optimi pessima est.

While we live, let us live!

Dum vivimus, vivamus!

When in doubt, abstain.

In dubio abstine.

Who writes, reads twice.

Qui scribit, bis legit.

Nature does nothing in vain.

Natura nihil fit in frustra.

Nature [is] the mistress of art.

Natura, artis magistra.

No further.

Ne plus ultra.

impassable obstacle

Nature abhors a vacuum.

Natura abhorret a vacua.

Nature is the greatest in the smallest things.

Natura in minima maxima.

It does not please.

Non placet.


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