Marcus Aurelius Quotes (Author of Meditations)
Strength and honor
Vanitas vanitatum, omnis vanitas - Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. Veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar. Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire - I came, I saw, I want to go home. Venienti occurrite morbo - Meet the misfortune as it comes.
By Triarius , in ' Latin Mottoes ', Sep 14,
quotes on a broken heart and moving on
Stay on target
I have thirteen tattoos as well as several piercings, and I think they're all pretty cool. It's no secret that Angelina Jolie is fond of tattoos; everyone is familiar with the tattoo she got in honor of her now ex-husband, Billy Bob Thornton, then later had covered up. And publicity shots of soccer great David Beckham frequently show his bare back, revealing the names of his sons tattooed in thick black ink. But did you know that these celebrities also have Latin tattoos as well? Angelina's is on her lower stomach next to a thick black cross that covers up a small blue dragon she got while drunk in Amsterdam and says, " Quod me nutrit me destruit ", meaning, "What nourishes me also destroys me.
Share quotes from famous books or tips for budding writers. Did You Know? It is followed by 'pro patria mori', which means that it is sweet and right to die for one's country. Latin has been a great contributor to our commonly used language, English. There are several stories related to it, but as the years are passing by, Latin is slowly disappearing from our literature. There are many reasons why we should all know at least a few of the words and phrases of Latin that are unknowingly used by us.
Want to impress your friends with your erudite ways? Eager to utter completely vicious phrases that people will have to look up later? Looking for a more educated way to talk trash online? Then you, my friend, need to brush up on your Latin. The phrases below are all worth committing to memory if for no other reason than that quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur. He conquers who conquers himself. Used as a motto by many schools, this phrase speaks to the importance of first getting yourself under control, mastering your urges and temptations, before trying to control the outside world.