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.
"A word to the wise is enough." A simple hint is sufficient for any intelligent person.
Motto of Harvard University, USA.
Motto of Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Motto of Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, USA.
Motto of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA.
"Truth can breed hatred", according to Terence, in his Andria, when one is too frank (blunt) with one's friends. Undiplomatic criticism (regardless of how truthful it may be) can also develop hatred with others.
According to Sir Walter Scott:
When first we practice to deceive!
Motto of Southern Missionary College, Collegedale, Tennessee, USA.
Motto of The Johns Hopkins University, USA and Bayview Glen School, Ontario, Canada. Another version of this motto, Veritas liberabit vos, "The truth will set you free" is the motto of Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Motto of Manatee Jr. College, Bradenton, Florida, USA.
Motto of East Texas Baptist College, Marshall, Texas, USA.