Latin Phrases

favete linguis – Be Silent

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favete linguis
Favour me with your tongues (be silent)

mendacem memorem esse oportet
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory
(liars should have good memories)

parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus
Mountains will be in labour, and an absurd mouse will be born
(all that work and nothing to show for it)

si post fata venit gloria non propero
If glory comes after death, I’m not in a hurry
(If one must die to be recognised, I can wait)

stultorum calami carbones moenia chartae
Chalk is the pen of fools, walls (their) paper
(Grafitti is the work of idiots).

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