Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.
(Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)

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Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.
(To boldly go where no man has gone before)

Ad nauseum
(until you are sick of it or until it makes you nauseous)

Age. Fac ut gaudeam
(Go ahead. Make my day)


Carpe diem
(Seize the day)

Cui Bono?
(To whom the good?)

Cogito, ergo eggo
(I think, therefore I am a waffle)

Cogito, ergo sum.
(I think, therefore I am)


Degustabus non est desputandum
(There is no disputing a matter of taste)

Duc, sequere, aut de via decede.
(Lead, follow, or get out of the way)



E pluribus unum
(Out of many, one)
– Referring to the coalition of 13 states into one nation of United States

Est nullum iniuria in profuturus
(There is nothing wrong in doing right)

Ex astris scientia
(From the stars, science)
– The motto of Starfleet Academy


Imus ad magum Ozi videndum, magum Ozi mirum mirissimum.
(We are going to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz.)


Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni!
(Beam me up, Scotty!)

Monstra mihi pecuniam!
(Show me the money!)


Promoveatur ut admoveatur.
(Let him be promoted to get him out of the way.)

Pro Bozo Publico
(Support your local clown)


Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
(Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
(Who watches the watchers?)
(Who will guard the guards themselves?)



Servire aliis est feodum mercedem cellae vos in terris
(Service to others is the fee you pay for your room here on earth.)
       Muhammed Ali

Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere
(If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it)

Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes.
(If you can read this, you have too much education)

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.
(If you can read this, you are overeducated.)

Sit vis nobiscum.
(May the Force be with you.)

Si tu dixero, necesse erit ut tu interficiam.
(If I told you, I’d have to kill you)


Vive diu prosperaque!
(Live long and prosper!)

For more you might want to read:

Latin for All Occasions: Lingua Latina Occasionibus Omnibus
by Henry Beard. New York: Villard Books, 1990.

X-Treme Latin : All the Latin You Need to Know for Survival
in the 21st Century (Paperback)

by Henry Beard. Gotham; Reprint edition (March 3, 2005)

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