Latin To Impress Your Friends & Improve Your Mind
Certain maxims, proverbs or quotations simply sound better in Latin. Here are five simple and profound Latin quotations from great books.
“Malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono.”
There is no evil without something good.
(Plinius the Elder, Naturalis historia)
“Mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam omnium sermo.”
My conscience means more to me than all speech.
(Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum)
“Odi profanum vulgus et arceo.”
I loathe the uneducated mass and keep them away from me.
“Oderint, dum metuant.”
May they hate me, if only they fear me.
(Suetonius, Vitae Caesarum, Caligula)
“Dulce bellum inexpertis.”
War is sweet to those not acquainted with it.
(Pindar, Greek poet)