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.

Vox clamantis in deserto.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness.

Familiar words from the New Testament in the Bible.

Vox et praeterea nihil. (Latin)
Translation: "A voice and nothing more."

"Empty words; a threat but nothing more."

Vox populi, vox Dei. (Latin)
Translation: "The voice of the people is the voice of God."

This doesn't mean that the voice of the people is wise or from God, but only that the voice of the people is irresistible and can't be ignored.

Vox populi; vox pop. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "The voice of the people."

Public opinion: In was decided that a poll should be held to ask for the vox populi of the citizens regarding a freeway which was supposed to be built through the town.

Popular opinion; voice of the people.
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Vulneratus non victus. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "Wounded but not conquered."

Another version is, "Bloodied but unbowed."

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