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Non scholae sed vitae discimus "We learn not for school, but for life."

verba volant, scripta manent "words fly away, writings remain"

mundus vult decipi "the world wants to be deceived"

Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum "The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet"

Primus in orbe deos fecit timor "It was fear which first brought gods in to the world" (Petroices)

Omnes eodem cogimur "We are all on a journey to the same place" (Horace)

Homini plurima ex homine sunt mala "Man is the root of almost all man's problems" (Pliny the younger)

Sermo datur cunctis; animi sapientia paucis "Speech is given to many; intelligence to few"

Damnant quod non intelligunt "They condemn what they do not understand"

Non est ars quae ad effectum casu venit "That which achieves its effect by accident is not art" (Seneca)

Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet "He who feared he would not succeed sat still" (For fear of failure, he did nothing) (Horace)

Accidit in puncto, quod non seperatur in anno "Something that does not happen in years can happen in a single moment"

Est unusquisque faber ipsae suae fortunae "Every man is the artisan of his own fortune"

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est "Knowledge is power"

Omnium rerum principia parva sunt "Everything has a small beginning"

Audaces fortuna iuvat "Fortune favours the brave"

Bis pueri senes "Old men are twice children"

Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem "It is not goodness to be better than the worst"

Castigat ridendo mores "One corrects customs by laughing at them"

Cicatrix manet "The scar remains"

Cognito ergo doleo "I think therefore I am depressed"

Corruptisma re publica plurimae leges "In the most currupt state there are the most laws"

Fallaces sunt rerum species "The appearances of things are deceptive"

Familia vita est mea ac fotitudo "My family is my life and my strength"

Gutta cavat lapidem "The drop of water hollows the stone"

In consensus atque unitate stat potentia "There is strength in unity"

In imo animo stat pulchritudo "Beauty lies in the depths of ones soul"

Ipsa scientia potestas est "Knowledge itself is power"

Malum consilium quod mutari non potest "It is a bad plan that can't be changed"

Mendacem memorum esse oportet "A liar needs a good memory"

Non est ad astra mollis e terris via "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars"

Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim "Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you"

Potest ex casa magnus vir exire "A great man can come from a hut"

Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes "It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid"

Tarditas et procrastinatio odiosa est "Delay and procrastination is troublesome"

Trahimur omnes laudis studio "We are all led on by our eagerness for praise"

Virtutem in temporibus infirmitatis inveni "Find strength in your moments of weakness"

Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia "Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives"

Vos vestros servate, meos mihi linquite mores "You cling to your own ways and leave mine to me"

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