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"Mens sibi conscia recti" (a mind conscious of its rectitude)

"Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem" (remember to keep a calm mind in difficulties)

"Delenda est Carthago" (Carthage must be destroyed)

"Ceterum censeo, Carthago delenda est" (That is my opinion. It is further my opinion, that Carthage must be destroyed (by Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder), a Roman Senator))

"Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam" (And therefore, I conclude that Carthage must be destroyed (perhaps most correct)(by Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder), a Roman Senator))

"Deus commodo muto consisto quem meus canis sententia existo." (Which, in a very ham-fisted way, with generosity, comes close to being:)

"Meliora Cogito" (I strive for the best")

"O tempora, O mores!" (Oh the times, oh the morals! (Cicero))

"Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est" (A sword is never a killer, it's a tool in the killer's hands")(Lucius Annaeus Seneca "the younger" ca. (4 BC - 65 AD))

"Odi et amo, quare id facere forasse requiris...Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior" (I hated and I love, perhaps you ask why I do it...I don't know, but I feel it and I'm tortured.)

"Tempus amoris cubiculum non est..." (The time for love is not in the bedroom...)

Malum consilium quod mutari non potest. It's a bad plan that can't be changed.(Publilius Syrus 403)

Homines libenter quod volunt credunt. Men freely believe what they want to. (used by Julius Caesar, but probably borrowed from Terentius.)

Qui vult dare parva non debet magna rogare. He who wishes to give little shouldn't ask for much.

Flamma fumo est proxima. Flame follows smoke. (Plautus, Curculio)

Adversus incendia excubias nocturnas vigilesque commentus est. Against the dangers of fires, he (=Augustus) conceived of the idea of night guards and watchmen. (Suetonius, Life of Augustus)

Trahimur omnes studio laudis. We are all attracted by the desire for praise.

Avarus animus nullo satiatur lucro. A greedy mind is satisfied with no (amount of) gain.

Alea iacta est. The die has been cast. (Caesar as he was crossing the Rubicon river )

Exegi monumentum aere perennius. I have erected a monument more lasting than bronze. (Horace)

Fama nihil est celerius. Nothing is swifter than rumor.

Fama volat. Fame has wings.

Mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam omnium sermo. My conscience is more to me than what the world says.

"Modus operandi" (Method of work)

"Ab ovo usque ad mala" (from start to finish (from horsd'oeuvre to dessert))

"Vademecum" (go with me)

"Novus Ordo Seclorum" (new secular order)

"Agnus Dei" (Lamb of God)

annuit coeptis- God has favored us

tabula rasa- a clean slate

cui bono- for whose good (in whose interests)?

sine qua non- necesssity

Conditio sine qua non- condition, necessarily to be fulfilled

caeca invidia est- envy is blind

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