Латинские пословицы (с английским переводом)

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Acta est fabula. (August) Drama has been acted out. Ad augusta per angusta. To high places by narrow roads. Ad hoc. Exactly for that. Also: Not prearranged, informal. Ad honorem. In honor. Honor not baring any material advantage. Ad libitum. Freely. Without restraint, as desired. Alea iacta est. (Julius Caesar) The die is cast. The decision has been made. Alter ego. (Zeno) Another I. Soul mate, close friend. Alter ipse amicus. A friend is another self. Ars gratia artis. Art for art's sake. Art has its own sense. Audiatur et altera pars! Let us hear the opposite side! Carpe diem. (Horace) Seize the day. Cogito, ergo sum. (Descartes) I think, therefore I am. Conditio sine qua non. Condition that cannot (be done) without. Essential condition. Corpus delicti. The body of a crime.

The facts of a crime. Cum grano salis. (Pliny the Elder) With a grain of salt. Take something not literally, with due consideration. Curriculum vitae. The run of life. De facto. In fact. De iure. By law. According to law. De gustibus non est dispuntandum. Tastes are not to be argued. Dimidium facti qui coepit habet. He who has begun has the job half done. (Horace) Divide et impera. Part and rule. Roman maxima of ruling the subdued nations. Dulcius ex asperis. Through difficulty, sweetness. Dum spiro, spero. (Cicero) As long as I breathe, I hope. Dura lex, sed lex. The law is hard, but it is law. Eram quod es, eris quod sum. I was what you are, you will be what I am. (grave inscription) Errare humanum est. (Seneca) It is human to make a mistake. Et tu, Brute! (Julius Caesar) You

too, Brutus! Even you have betrayed me! Eventus stultorum magister. Events are the teacher of the stupid persons. Ex abrupto. Without preparation. Ex cathedra. From the chair. With authority (without argumentation). Ex gratia. By moral (not legal) obligation. Ex libris. From the library (of). Exempli gratia. (e.g.) For example. Faber quisque fortunae suae. Each man (is) the maker of his own fortune. Facta, non verba! Deeds, not words! Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus. False in one thing, false in all. Festina lente! Rush slowly! Do not hasten! Fiat justitia, ruat caelum. Let justice be done, even though the heavens collapse. Fortes Fortuna adjuvat. (Terence) Fortune aids the brave. Gutta cavat lapidem (non vi, sed saepe cadendo). (Ovid) The water drop drills stone (not by the

force, but by falling often). The endurance can overcome the obstacle even without the force. Historia est vitae magistra. The history is the tutor of life. Homines, dum docent, discunt. While men teach they learn. (Seneca) Homo homini lupus. (Plautus) Man is a wolf to man. Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto. I am human, therefore nothing human is strange to me. In medias res. In the midst of things. In medio stat virtus. (Horace) Virtue stands in the middle. In memoriam. In memory (of). In vino veritas. The truth is in wine. A drunk person tells the truth. Inter caecos regnat strabo. (Erasmus) Among blinds the squinting rules. Lapsus linguae. Error of the tongue. Lapsus memoriae. Error of the memory. Manus manum lavat. (Petronius) One hand washes the other. The favor for

the favor. Mea culpa. By my guilt. Mens sana in corpore sano. A sound mind in a sound body. (Juvenalis) Nemo sine vitio est. No one is without fault. (Seneca the Elder) Nil novi sub sole. (Bible) Nothing new under the sun. Nomen est omen. The name is the sign. Non omne quod nitet aurum est. Not everything that is shining is gold. Non plus ultra! Nothing above that! Non uno die Roma aedificata est. Rome was not built in one day. Nosce te ipsum! Know thyself. Nota bene. Observe carefully. Occasio aegre offertur, facile amittitur. (Publius Syrus) Opportunity is offered with difficulty, lost with ease. Omnia vincit amor. Love conquers all. Panem et circenses. (Juvenalis) Bread and circuses. Food and games to keep people happy. Parva scintilla saepe magnam flamam excitat. The small