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"Exempli Gratia." (Acronym "EG" - For Example)

"Id Est." (Acronym "IE" - That Is)

"Ad Libitum." (Acronym "AD LIB" - Freely)

"Ad Interim." (For the Time Being)

"Ad Libitur." (As Desired)

"Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam." (to the greater glory of God - motto of the Society of Jesus)

"Dei Gratia." (By the Grace of God)

"In Dei Nomine." (In the name of God)

"Soli Deo Gloria." (To God Alone the Glory)

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat. (It's not the heat, it's the humidity.)

Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit! (God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!)

Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum. (Garbage in, garbage out.)

Credo nos in fluctu eodem esse. (I think we're on the same wavelength.)

Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est. (The designated hitter rule has got to go.)

Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem. (In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags.)

Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri? (How do you get your hair to do that?)

Feles mala! Cur cista non uteris? Stramentum novum in ea posui. (Bad kitty! Why don't you use the cat box? I put new litter in it.)

(At a barbeque) Animadvertistine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri? (Ever noticed how wherever you stand, the smoke goes right into your face?)

Neutiquam erro. (I am not lost.)

Hocine bibo aut in eum digitos insero? (Do I drink this or stick my fingers in it?)

Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur. (Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.)

Cave canem (Beware of the dog.)

Cave canem...te necet lingendo (Beware of the dog, he may lick you to death.)

Dei gratia (By the grace of God.)

De mortuis nil nisi bonum (Say nothing but good of the dead.)

Diis aliter visum (The Gods decided otherwise.)

Divide et impera (Divide and rule.)

Fax mentis incedium gloriae (The passion of glory is the torch of the mind.)

Docendo discimus (We learn by teaching.)

Ex nilhilo nihil fit (From, or out of, nothing, nothing comes; nothing begetes nothing.)

Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen? (Juvenal))

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur (Anything said in Latin sounds profound.)

"Homo homini lupus" ((lit.: Man is to another man a wolf.", i.e., People are wolves to each other). For the correct use of this tag from Plautus, see for example http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/killing/wolf.html )

"Quod omne animal post coitum est triste." Aristoteles Every animal is sad after a copulation.

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