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 […]
sapientia superat moras Wisdom overcomes difficulty (Motto of Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Bolton, UK).
mutatis mutandis Things being changed which are to be changed. E.g., a proprietor of an estate fues his lands, and the feu contracts all contain the same general clauses, the same obligations on the feuars and confer the same rights. In such a case two of the feu charters are said to be the same […]
bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem It is not goodness to be better than the worst.
bibamus, moriendum est Let us drink, for we must die (Seneca) absentem laedit cum ebrio qui litigat To quarrel with a drunk is to wrong a man who is not even there
abiit ad maiores S/he has gone to the ancestors (i.e., died) abiit ad plures S/he has gone to the majority (i.e., died) ad patres To the fathers (i.e., dead) bene decessit S/he has left (died) well (a natural death) causa mortis Cause of death, an anticipation of death debitum naturae Debt of nature (death) corpora […]
castigat ridendo mores One corrects customs by laughing at them damnant quodnon intelligunt They condemn what they do not understand parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus Mountains will be in labour, and an ridiculous mouse will be born So much work and the result is ridiculous facile est inventis addere it is easy to add to […]
conscientia mille testes Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses
ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora ad quem ad quod Eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow cave quid dicis, quando, et cui Beware of what you say, when, and to whom
censor morum A censor of morals