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Latin Quotes and Latin Phrases - U & V

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Uberrimae fidei - Of the utmost good faith
Ubi amor, ibi oculus - Where love is, there is insight
Ubi bene, ibi patria - Where you feel good, there is your home
Ubi concordia, ibi victoria - Where is the unity, there is the victory. (Publius Syrus)
Ubi dubium ibi libertas - Where there is doubt, there is freedom
Ubi est mea anaticula cumminosa? - Whereu0012s my rubber ducky?
Ubi fumus, ibi ignis - Where there's smoke, there's fire
Ubi maior, minor cessat - The weak (minor) capitulates before the strong (major)
Ubi mel ibi apes - Where honey, there bees, i.e., if you want support, you must offer something in return
Ubi revera (Ubi re vera) - When, in reality
Ubi spiritus est cantus est - Where there is spirit there is song
Ubi sunt? - Where are they (the good old days)?
Ubi supra - Where (cited) above
Ubicumque homo est, ibi benefici locus est - Wherever there is a man, there is a place of/for kindness/service
Ubique - Everywhere
Ultima ratio regum - The final argument of kings
Ultima ratio - Ultimate sanction
Ultima Thule - The most distant Thule
Ultimo (ult.) - Of the previous month
Ultimus Romanorum - The last of the Romans
Ultra posse nemo obligatur - No one is obligated beyond what he is able to do
Ultra vires - Beyond the powers or legal authority
Un idea perplexi na - The idea is strange to us
Una hirundo non facit ver - One Swallow does not make Summer. (Horace)
Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem - The one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety knowing there is no hope can give one the courage to fight and win
Una voce - With one's voice
Unitam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant! - May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!
Unitas mirabile vinculum - The wonderful bond of unity
Unum necessarium - The one necessary
Unus multorum - One of many. (Horace)
Urbanus et instructus - A gentleman and a scholar
Urbem lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit - He found a city [Rome] of bricks and left a city of marble. (Augustus)
Urbi et orbi - To the city [Rome] and to the globe - a blessing of the pope
Ut ameris, ama! - To be loved, love!
Ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas - Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable. (Ovid)
Ut dictum (ut dict.) - As directed
Ut humiliter opinor - In my humble opinion
Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet - As loyal as she began, so she remains
Ut infra - As below
Ut sementem feceris, ita metes - As you sow, so shall you reap. (Cicero)
Ut si! - As if!
Ut sit magna, tamen certe lenta ira deorum est - The wrath of the gods may be great, but it certainly is slow
Ut supra (ut sup.) - As above
Uti foro - To play the market
Uti possidetis - As you possess
Uti, non abuti - To use, not abuse
Utile et dulce - Useful and pleasant
Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant! - May barbarians invade your personal space!
Utinam coniurati te in foro interficiant! - May conspirators assassinate you in the mall!
Utinam populus romanus unam cervicem haberet! - If only the Roman people had one neck!
Uva uvam videndo varia fit - A grape changes color in seeing another grape. A bad/good friend makes you a bad/good person
V

Vacca foeda - Stupid cow
Vacca, vacca, vacca - Cow, cow, cow
Vade in pace - Go in peace. (Roman way of saying goodbye)
Vade mecum - Come with me. A constant companion
Vae victis! - Woe to the conquered! (vanquished) (Livy)
Vagans - Cruising
Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur - Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out
Vale, lacerte! - See you later, alligator!
Vale - Farewell
Valui ad satanam in computatrum meum invocandum - I succeeded in summoning satan into my computer
Vanitas vanitatvm, omnis vanitas - Vanity of vanities, all is vanity
Varia lecto (v.l.) - Variant reading
Variatio delectat - There's nothing like change! (Cicero)
Variorum - Of various people
Velle est posse - To be willing is to be able
Veni vidi duci - I came, I saw, I calculated
Veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I conquered. (Julius Caesar)
Veni, Vidi, Visa - I Came, I Saw, I Shopped
Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire - I came, I saw, I want to go home
Venienti occurrite morbo - Meet the misfortune as it comes. (Persius)
Venire facias - You must make come
Ventis secundis, tene cursum - Go with the flow
Ventis secundis, tene/tenete cursum - The winds being favorable, hold the course
Verba de futuro - Words about the future
Verba movent, exempla trahunt - Words move people, examples draw/compel them. Deeds, not words, give the example
Verba volant, (littera) scripta manet - Words fly away, the written (letter) remains
Verbatim et litteratim - Word for word and letter for letter
Verbatim - Exactly as said
Verbum sapienti satis est (verb. sap.) - A word to the wise is sufficient. Enough said
Veritas Lux Mea - The truth enlightens me / The truth is my light
Veritas numquam perit - Truth never perishes. (Seneca)
Veritas odit moras - Truth hates delay. (Seneca)
Veritas vincit - Truth conquers
Veritas vos liberabit - The truth will set you free
Verso - Reverse
Versus - Against
Verum et factum convertuntur - The true and the made are interchangeable. One can know with certainty only what he have created himself
Verveces tui similes pro ientaculo mihi appositi sunt - I have jerks like you for breakfast
Vesanum poetam qui sapiunt fugiunt - Anyone with a brain flees a versifying poet
Vescere bracis meis - Eat my shorts
Vestigia terrent - The footprints frighten me. (Horace)
Vestis virum reddit - The clothes make the man. (Quintilianus)
Veto - I forbid
Vi et armis - By force and arms
Via Crucis - The Way of the Cross
Via Dolorosa - The Way of Sorrow
Via Lactea - The Milky Way
Via media - A middle way or course
Via - By way of
Vice versa - In reverse order
Vice - In place of
Victis honor - Honour to the vanquished
Victoria Imperatrix Regina (VIR) - Victoria, Empress and Queen
Victoria Regina (VR) - Queen Victoria
Victoria Regina et Imperatrix (VRI) - Victoria, Queen and Empress
Victoria, non praeda - Victory, not loot
Victurus te saluto - He who is about to win salutes you
Vide et credere - See and believe
Vide ut supra - See the above
Vide - See
Videlicet (viz.) - That is to say; To wit; Namely
Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor - I see the better way and approve it, but I follow the worse way
Videre est credere - Seeing is believing
Videtis quantum scelus contra rem publicam vobis nuntiatum sit? - How great an evil do you see that may have been announced by you against the Republic? (Cicero)
Vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas? - Seen any good movies lately?
Vigilando, agendo, bene consulendo, prospera omnia cedunt - By watching, by doing, by counsulting well, these things yield all things prosperous. (Sallust)
Vincere est totum - To win is everything
Vincit omnia amor - Love conquers all
Vincit omnia veritas - Truth conquers all
Vincit qui se vincit - He conquers who conquers himself
Vinculum unitatis - The bond of unity
Vinum bellum iucunumque est, sed animo corporeque caret - It's a nice little wine, but it lacks character and depth
Vinum et musica laetificant cor - Wine and music gladden the heart
Vir bonus, dicendi peritus - A good man, skilled in speaking. (definition of an orator) (Cato the Elder)
Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit - A wise man does not urinate against the wind
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitor - It is a wise man who speaks little
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur - That man is wise who talks little (know when to hold your tongue)
Vires acquirit eundo - It gains strength by going / as it goes. (Virgil)
Virginibus puerisque - For maidens and youths
Virgo intacta - Intact virgin
Viri sunt viri - Men are slime
Virtus in medio stat - Virtue stands in the middle
Virtute et armis - By courage and by arms
Virtvs probata florescit - Manly excellence in trial flourished
Virtvtis fortvna comes - Good luck is the companion of courage
Virum mihi, Camena, insece versutum - Tell me, O Muse, of the skillful man. (Livius Andronicus)
Virus - Poison or slime
Vis comica - Sense of humour
Vis consili expers mole ruit sua - Brute force bereft of wisdom falls to ruin by its own weight. (Discretion is the better part of valor) (Horace)
Vis inertiae - The power of inertia - why things never change
Vis maior - Higher force
Vis medicatrix naturae - The healing power of nature
Visa - Things seen
Visne saltare? Viam Latam Fungosam scio - Do you want to dance? I know the Funky Broadway
Visne saltare? - Do you want to dance?
Vita brevis, ars lunga - Life is short, art is long
Vita contin git. Vive com eo - Life happens. Live with it
Vita luna! - Crazy life!
Vita mutatur, non tollitur - Life is changed, not taken away
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est - Life is more than merely staying alive
Vita sine libris mors est - Life without books is death
Vitam impendere vero - To risk one's life for the truth
Vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia - Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives. (Cicero)
Vitanda est improba siren desidia - One must avoid that wicked temptress, Laziness. (Horace)
Vitiis nemo sine nascitur - No-one is born without faults. (Horace)
Viva voce - With living voice
Vivat regina - Long live the queen
Vivat rex - Long live the king
Vivat, crescat, floreat! - May he/she/it live, grow, and flourish!
Vive hodie - Live today (not tomorrow)
Vive vt vivas - Live that you may live
Vivere commune est, sed non commune mereri - Everybody lives; not everybody deserves to
Vivere disce, cogita mori - Learn to live; Remember death. (sundial inscription)
Vivos voco, mortuos plango - I call the living, I mourn the dead. (church bell inscription)
Vix ulla tam iniqua pax, quin bello vel aequissimo sit potior - Scarcely is there any peace so unjust that it is better than even the fairest war. (Erasmus)
Vixere fortes ante agamemnona - Brave men lived before Agamemnon. (heroism exists even if it's not recorded)
Vixit - He/she has lived
Vltima ratio regvm - The final argument of kings. (motto of Louis XIV on his cannon)
Vltra vires - Beyond [one's] authority outside the jurisdiction
Volens et potens - Willing and able
Volente Deo - God willing
Volenti non fit iniuria - A person who consents does not suffer injustice
Volo anaticulam cumminosam meam! - I want my rubber ducky!
Volo, non valeo - I am willing but unable
Volvptates commendat rarior vsvs - Infrequent use commends pleasure. (moderation in all things)
Vos vestros servate, meos mihi linquite mores - You cling to your own ways and leave mine to me. (Petrarch)
Vox clamantis in deserto - Voice crying in the desert. (voice in the wilderness unheeded warning, an opinion not in the mainstream
Vox populi, vox Dei - The voice of the people is the voice of God. (Public opinion is obligatory)
Vox populi - The voice of the people
Vrbi et orbi - To the city and to the world. (preface of Papal documents)
Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat - Every (hour) wounds, the last kills. (sundial inscription)
Vulpem pilum mutat, non mores - A fox may change its hair, not its tricks. (People change behaviour but not their aims)
Vultus est index animi - The face is the index of the soul/mind

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