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"Per aspera ad astra" (through the thorns to the stars)

"Sunt pueri pueri, puerilia tractant." (Children are children, (therefore) children do childish things)

"nemo me impune laccessit" (no one harms me unpunished (the motto of Scotland for roughly a thousand years or so))

"Infans Jesu invidit assini." (Baby Jesus hates a wise ass)(is yet another concoction, also garbled. It could be "Infans Jesu invidit asinum." (Baby Jesus hates an ass) but even that is not very good Latin.)

"ad alta" (to the summit)

"ad astra" (to the stars)

"Mens sana in corpore sano" (A sound mind in a sound body)

"Aspice, officio fungeris sine spe honoris amplioris." (Face it, you're stuck in a dead end job.)

"in vinculis etiam audax" (in chains yet still bold(free))

"Cum Grano Salis" (With a Grain of Salt.)

"Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit" (perhaps someday we will look back upon these things with joy.)

"Poli, poli, di umbuendo" (Slowly, Slowly we will get there.)

"Ne humanus crede" (Trust no human.)

"Deo Vindice" (God will prove us right (motto of the Confederate States of America))

"Fabricati diem" (Make my day)

"Carpe Canum" (Seize the Dog)

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam." (I'll either find a way or make one.)

"Ave Caesar imperator, morituri te salutant" (Hail Caesar, those about to die salute you (gladiators before the fight))

"Veni, vidi, deus vicit" (I came, I saw and God has won (Polish king Jan Sobieski after defeating Turkish army on the outskirts of Vienna in XVI century))

"festina lente" (hurry slowly)

"Meum pactum dictum" (My word is my bond)

"Quidvis Recte Factum Quamvis Humile Praeclarum" (Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble)

"Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei" (The heavens declare the glory of God)

"Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae" (There is no one great ability without a mixture of madness)

"Nil actum credens dum quid superesset agendum." (Thinking nothing done, while anything was yet to do.)

"esse est percipi" (being is perception. it is a standardmetaphysical, Mauser quote from his work on phenomenology.)

"deo volente" (It means god willing.)

"ad astra per aspera" (to the stars through difficulty)

"Dona Nobis Pacem" (Grant us peace)

"Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomine Tu o da gloriam" (Not unto us, Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory.)

"Manus manum lavat" ( Hand washes hand, "one hand washes another" or more contemporarily "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours)

"Luctor et emergo" ("I struggle and emerge" or "Struggle and Conquor". It reflects the Dutch struggle with the sea for the last ten centuries or so. It is actually the motto of the Province Zeeland in the southwest of The Netherlands, the same Province New Zealand was named after.)

"Liberate Te Ex Inferis" (Save yourself from hell. (grammatically incorrect but used as an album title by Zao and used in the movie Event Horizon))

"Libera Te Ex Inferis" (Save yourself from hell. (Speaking to one person))

"Liberate Vos Ex Inferis" (Save yourself from hell. (Speaking to more than one persons))

"Requiescat in pace" (rest in peace)

"Drustanus Hic Iacit Cvnomori filius" (Here Lies Drustan, son of [Marcus]Cunomorus, (said to be inscribed on a stone pillare in Cornwall))

"Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros." ( Life is not a bowl of cherries, or, literally, Fire tests gold; adversity tests strong men.)

"Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum Benedicta tu in mullieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus Sancta Maria, Mater Dei Ora pro Nobis, peccatoribus Nunc et in hora mortis nostr¾. Amen." (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee Blessed art thou amonst women, and blessed in the fruit of thy womb, Jesus Holy Mary, Mother of God Pray for us sinners Now and at the hour of our death. Amen)

"Cursum Perficio" (My journey is over.)(also sometimes as "I finish my journey")

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