Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group P

(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.

Pro ecclesia, pro Texana.
For the church, for Texas.

Motto of Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA is also given as "For Church, For Texas" and was adopted in 1851 (according to Baylor's Internet Home Page).

Pro et con(tra). (Latin phrase)
Translation: "For and against."
Pro forma. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "For [the sake of]."

Form; as a matter of form. In commercial use, it is an account drawn up to show the market value of certain products.Used for importing products, a pro forma invoice must sometimes be presented in advance to arrange for payment or permits.

It is understood that this preliminary estimate may not be as exact as the actual invoice to be presented later as the final bill to be paid.

Pro humanitate.
For humanity.

Motto of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Pro mundi beneficio. (Latin motto)
Translation: "For the benefit of the world."
Pro rata. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "In proportion."
pro re nata, p.r.n.
As the occasion arises; as needed.
Pro scientia et religione.
For science and religion.

Motto of Denver University, Colorado, USA.

pro tanto
For so much.

For as much as may be; as far as it goes; to that extent.

pro tempore, pro tem.
For the time being; temporarily.
pro virili parte
To the best of one's ability.
Probitas laudatur et alget. Criminibus debent hortos praetoria mensas, argentum vetus et stantem extra pocula caprum. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "Honesty is praised and left out in the cold. Gardens, palaces, rich tables, old silver, and those embossed goats on the cups; men owe these to their crimes."

From Decimus Iunius (Junius) Iuvenalis (Juvenalis) (c. A.D. 60-117); Saturae, I, 74; who attacked the vices of the plutocrats, the wickedness and immorality of women and foreigners (particularly Greeks), and grieves about the decline of the ancient aristocratic virtues.

procurator bibliothecarum (s) (noun), procurators bibliothecaria (pl)
Director of libraries.
Profanum vulgus.
The common people.

Literally, "the profane multitude" or "morally corrupt by intemperance or sensuality".

Notion, preconception.

Assuming a future act as already bearing consequences; any notion that arises spontaneously in the mind, as distinguished from concepts resulting from conscious reflections.

Pointing to a page about a kleptomaniac Units of mottoes and proverbs listed by groups: A to X.