Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group F
(classical-language maxims, slogans, adages, proverbs, and words of wisdom that can still capture our modern imagination)
Expressions of general truths: Latin to English maxims, proverbs, and mottoes
Word entries are from Latin unless otherwise indicated.
You can not please the entire world.
Another translation is, "You wake up one morning and find that you are old."
The motto of King Albrecht I of Habsburg, Germany (1298-1308).
Another translation is, "Time flies." Persius, a first-century A.D. Roman poet, is credited with using this expression.
Another version is, "We cannot stop time in its tracks." The shorter Tempus fugit is taken from the longer Fugit irreparabile tempus which itself is a slightly shortened form of a line from Virgil's Georgics.
Another version is, "To undertake a never-ending task."