Acta, non verba
Deeds, not words
Ad hoc
For this
Ad hominem
To the person
Ad infinitum
To infinity
Alea iacta est
The die has been cast
Alma mater
Nourishing mother
Audentes fortuna iuvat
Fortune favors the bold
Aut Caesar aut nihil
Either Caesar or nothing
Barba non facit philosophum
A beard doesn’t make one a philosopher
Bona fide
In good faith
Caesar non supra grammaticos
The Emperor is not above the grammarians
Carpe diem
Seize the day
Carthago delenda est
Carthage must be destroyed
Castigat ridendo mores
Laughing corrects morals
Cogito, ergo sum
I think, therefore I am
Cui bono?
Good for whom?
De facto
In fact
De gustibus non est disputandum
Of tastes there is nothing to be disputed.
Deus ex machina
God from the machine
Dulce est desipere in loco
- It is sweet on occasion to play the fool. / It is pleasant to relax once in a while
Et cetera
And other similar things
Et tu, Brute?
And you, Brutus?
Ex facie
On the face of it
Ex nihilo nihil fit
Nothing comes from nothing
Festina lente
Hurry slowly
From the same logic
In vino veritas
In wine, there is truth
Ita vero
Thus indeed
Lupus in fabula
The wolf in the story
Mea culpa
Through my fault
Me vexat pede.
It annoys me at the foot.
Memento vivere
Remember to live
Mortuum flagellas
You are flogging a dead man
Mulgere hircum
To milk a male goat
Nemo saltat sobrius
Nobody dances sober
Nitimur in vetitum
We strive for the forbidden
Pecunia non olet
Money don’t smell
Plenus venter non studet libenter
A full belly does not like studying.
Per se (and not ‘per say’)
By itself or in itself
Persona non grata
An unwelcome person
Quid pro quo
Something for something
Risus abundat in ore stultorum
Laughter is abundant in the mouth of fools
Sine qua non
Without which, not
Status quo
The existing state (of affairs)
Sui generis
Of its/his/her/their own kind
Surdo oppedere
To belch before the deaf
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
I fear Greeks even if they bring gifts
Veni, vidi, vici
I came, I saw, I conquered.