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.
Familiar words from the New Testament in the Bible.
"Empty words; a threat but nothing more."
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.
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so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.
Another version is, "Bloodied but unbowed."