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quoqunque jeceris stabit – Whichever Way You Throw It, It Will Stand

quoqunque jeceris stabit Whithersoever You Throw It, It Will Stand Motto of the Isle of Man, a self-governing crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and Northern Ireland.  The earliest examples of the Latin motto come from the island’s coinage in the late 17th century.  

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montis insignia calpe – Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar (motto)

montis insignia calpe – Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar (motto)

  montis insignia calpe Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar Motto of Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory) This coat of arms was given to Gibraltar by Isabella I of Castile. After the territory was passed back to the Spanish Crown in 1501, the queen issued a Royal Warrant granting Gibraltar the coat of arms and motto […]

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deo juvante – with God’s Help (motto of Monaco)

deo juvante With God’s help (motto of Monaco)

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Joannes est nomen eius – John Is His Name (Motto of Puerto Rico)

Joannes est nomen ejus or:  Ioannes est nomen eius or:  Iohannes est nomen eius John is his name (Motto of Puerto Rico)

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assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit – Constant Practice Devoted to One Subject Often Outdoes Both Intelligence and Skill

assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit  (M.Tullius Cicero). Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill.

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adhuc sub iudice lis est – the Case Is Still Before the Court

adhuc sub iudice lis est The case is still before the court cursus curiae est lex curiae The practice of the court is the law of the court cursus curiae est lex curiae The practice of the court is the law of the court certiorari To be informed by an appellate review court

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contra ius commune – against Common Law

contra ius commune Against common law contra ius gentium Against the law of nations custodia legis In the custody of law corpus iuris Body of law codex A volume of manuscripts; a code of laws corpus The body; collection of law or writings Corpus Juris Canonici Body of religious law Corpus Juris Civilis Body of […]

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de fide et officio iudicis non recipitur quaestio – No Question Can Be Allowed Concerning the Faith and Duty of the Judge

de fide et officio iudicis non recipitur quaestio No question can be allowed concerning the faith and duty of the judge

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coram iudice – In the Presence of a Judge with Jurisdiction

coram iudice In the presence of a judge with [proper] jurisdiction coram non iudice Before a judge without [proper] jurisdiction in camera [In secret] in a judges private room  

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dare pondus idonea fumo – Fit only to give weight to smoke

Latin Insults dare pondus idonea fumo Fit only to give weight to smoke (Persius) ab asino lanam Wool from an ass (blood from a stone) Latin Tell-Offs delphinum natare doces You are teaching a dolphin to swim adversus solem ne loquitor Don’t speak against the sun (i.e., an obvious fact) age quod agis Do what […]

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divide et impera – Divide and rule

Inspirational Latin Quotes divide et impera Divide and rule or Divide and conquer or Divide in order to conquer durate et vosmet rebus servate secundis Carry on and preserve yourselves for better times (Virgil) bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory (Publius Syrus) dimidium facti qui coepit […]

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de fumo in flammam – Out of the smoke into the flame

de fumo in flammam Out of the smoke into the flame de pilo pendet It hangs by a hair (reaching a critical stage)

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ad iudicium – To judgement; to common sense

ad iudicium To judgement; to common sense

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certum est quia impossible est – It is certain because it is impossible

certum est quia impossible est It is certain because it is impossible (Tertullian)

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audaces fortuna iuvat – Fortune favours the brave

audaces fortuna iuvat or fortes fortuna iuvat Fortune favours the brave fortiter in re, suaviter in modo Resolute/unhesitant in action, gentle in manner. consilio et animis By wisdom and courage constantia et virtute By firmness and courage

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credo ut intelligam – I believe so that I may understand

credo ut intelligam I believe so that I may understand cras credemus, hodie nihil tomorrow we believe, but not today credo quia absurdum est or credo quia impossible est I believe it because it is absurd/impossible credat Iudaeus Apella Let Apella the Jew believe it (I won’t) (Horace) crede quod habes, et habes Believe that […]

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aut viam inveniam aut faciam – I’ll either find a way or make one

aut viam inveniam aut faciam I will either find a way or make one aut vincere aut mori Either to conquer or to die nulli secundus /nulli secunda Second to none (male)/(female) perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you. per aspera […]

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terras irradient – Let them illumine the earth (Motto of Amherst College)

terras irradient Let them illumine the earth (Motto of Amherst College) nil sine magno labore Nothing without great effort. (Motto of Brooklyn College) in deo speramus In God we trust. (Motto of Brown University) respice, adspice, prospice Look back, look to the present, look to the future. (Motto of City College of New York) in […]

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initium sapientiae timor domini – the Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom (U of Aberdeen Motto)

initium sapientiae timor domini The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Motto of University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland).