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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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sapientia superat moras – Wisdom Overcomes Difficulty (Bolton Institute Motto)

sapientia superat moras Wisdom overcomes difficulty (Motto of Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Bolton, UK).

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sane, paululum linguae latinae dico – Sure, I Speak a Little Latin.

sane, paululum linguae latinae dico Sure, I speak a little Latin. id legi modo hic modo illic. vero, latine loqui non est difficilissimum I picked it up here and there. Really, Latin isn’t all that hard. lingua speciem involutam praebet, sed sat cito eam comprehendes It looks like a tricky language, but you’ll get the […]

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acta sanctorum – Deeds of the Saints

acta sanctorum Deeds of the saints (Jean Bolland)

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accusare nemo se debit, nisi coram Deo – No One Is Bound to Accuse Himself, unless Before God

accusare nemo se debit, nisi coram Deo No one is bound to accuse herself/himself, unless before God actus Dei act of God a Deo et rege From God and the king a Deo lux nostra Our light comes from God adiuvante Deo labor proficit With God’s help, work prospers ad majorem Dei gloriam To the […]

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disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies – an Itch for Disputation Is the Incurable Disease of the Church

disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies An itch for disputation is the incurable disease of the church

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bene orasse est bene studuisse – to Have Prayed Well Is to Have Pursued Well

bene orasse est bene studuisse To have prayed well is to have pursued well benigno numine By the favour of the heavens (Horace) beatus A blessed person Beata Virgo Maria Blessed Virgin Mary beati pacifici Blessed are the peacemakes (Beatitudes) beati pauperes spiritu Blessed are the poor in spirit beati possidentes Blessed are those who […]

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amare et sapere vix deo conceditur – Even a God Finds it Hard to Love and Be Wise at the Same Time

amare et sapere vix deo conceditur Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time amor vincit omnia Love conquers all amantes sunt amentes Lovers are lunatics amantium irae amoris integratio est Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love cras amet qui nunquam amavit; quique amavit, cras amet May […]

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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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dum vita est spes est – While there is life, there is hope

dum vita est spes est While there’s life, there’s hope dum spiro, spero While I breathe, I hope (a motto of South Carolina) duplici spe uti To have a double hope

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Eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow

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

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civilitas successit barbarum – Civilization succeeds barbarism

civilitas successit barbarum Civilization succeeds barbarism (motto of Minnesota, US)

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bis pueri senes – Old men are twice children

bis pueri senes Old men are twice children durante minore aetate During minority; at an early age; while one is young aetatis At the age of aetatis suae In the year of one’s life

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semper paratus – Always Ready

semper paratus Always ready

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semper fidelis – Always Faithful

semper fidelis Always faithful (or always loyal) (Motto of the United States Marine Corps)

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splendor sine occasu – Splendour Without Diminishment (Motto of BC, Canada)

splendor sine occasu Splendour Without Diminishment British Columbia’s provincial motto was designed by Rev. Arthur Beanlands and was first adopted in 1895.

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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).