Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group V
(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
All entries are from Latin unless otherwise indicated.
Motto of Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Agesilaus the Great, King of Sparta (c. 375 B.C.), was quoted as saying, "These are the Spartan walls" as he pointed to the citizens in full armor when someone wanted to know why Sparta was without walls.
Virtus, "virtue", here may also be interpreted as "valor" or "heroism".
Action, not merely with words. How about "Action speaks louder than words"?
The motto on the national and civil flag of the principality of Andorra, an independent republic in the Pyrenees mountains, located between France and Spain. It is one of the world's oldest states.
Motto of the State of Mississippi, USA.
Motto of German Emperor Joseph II (1765-1790).
An alternate translation: "To spread like wildfire." The allusion refers to gossip, rumor, and news.