Dusty Phrases

Hi! You will find below a collection of phrases in a variety of (mostly) dead languages. As a licensed practitioner of the law, and as the possessor of an increasingly aged degree in Letters, my selections will likely betray a preference for Latin. However, I hope to – as much as possible – cover Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Old English, Native American languages, and others as well.


ἀεὶ κολοιὸς παρὰ κολοιῷ ἱζάνει
ἀπὸ μηχανῆς Θεός
ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω.
ὅς [θεός], ἡνίκα τι ἀνθρώπῳ συμβῆναι βουλεύηται φλαῦρον, τῷ λογισμὸν ἁψάμενος πρῶτον
λάθε βιώσας
Κρῆτες ἀεὶ ψεῦστα
θάλασσα καὶ πῦρ καὶ γυνή, κακὰ τρία
ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα


אין עשן בלי אש
הדעה שלך חשובה לי כקליפת השום


Alea iacta est.
Alis Volat Propiis
Audemus jura nostra defendere
Cras es noster.
Dulce est desipere in loco.
Dum spiro spero
Dum vita est, spes est.
E pluribus unum
Fabas indulcet fames
In Perpetuum et Unum Diem.
Per aspera ad astra.
Potius Mori Quam Foedari
Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto
Semper inops quicumque cupit
Stultus est sicut stultus facit.