M – Latin Quotes

Magister mundi sum! – I am the master of the universe!
Magna cum laude – With high honor
Magnas inter oper inops – A pauper in the midst of wealth. (Horace)
Male parta male dilabuntur – What has been wrongly gained is wrongly lost. (Ill-gotten gains seldom prosper.) (Cicero)
Malum consilium quod mutari non potest – It’s a bad plan that can’t be changed. (Publilius Syrus)
Mater artium necessitas – Necessity is the mother of invention
Materiam superabat opus – The workmanship was better than the subject matter. (Ovid)
Me fallit – I do not know
Me iudice – (I being judge) in my judgement
Me transmitte sursum, caledoni! – Beam me up, Scotty!
Mea culpa – My fault
Mea culpa – My mistake
Mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam omnium sermo – My conscience means more to me than all speech. (Cicero)
Medice, cura te ipsum! – Physician, heal thyself! (Versio Vulgata)
Medici graviores morbos asperis remediis curant – Doctors cure the more serious diseases with harsh remedies. (Curtius Rufus)
Medicus curat, natura sanat – The physician treats, nature cures
Medio tutissimus ibis – You will go safest in the middle (Moderation in all things.)(Ovid)
Melius est praevenire quam praeveniri – Better to forestall than to be forestalled
Melius frangi quam flecti – It is better to break than to bend
Melius tarde, quam nunquam – Better late than never
Mellita, domi adsum – Honey, I’m home
Mendacem memorem esse oportet – A liar needs a good memory. (Quintilianus)
Mens agitat molem – The mind moves the matter. (Vergil)
Mens regnum bona possidet – An honest heart is a kingdom in itself. (Seneca)
Mens sana in corpore sano – A sound mind in a sound body. (Juvenalis)
Meum pactum dictum – My word is my bond
Mihi cura futuri – My concern is the future
Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane debeo congredi – Excuse me. I’ve got to see a man about a dog
Minime senuisti! – You haven’t aged a bit!
Minus habens – Absentminded
Mirabile dictu – Wonderful to say/relate. (Vergil)
Modus Operandi – Way of operating
Mors ultima linea rerum est – Death is everything’s final limit. (Horace)
Multi famam, conscientiam pauci verentur – Many fear their reputation, few their conscience. (Pliny)
Multis post annis – Many years later
Multum in parvo – Much in little
Multun, non multa – Much, not many (quality not quantity)
Munit haec et altera vincit – One defends and the other conquers
Mus uni non fidit antro – A mouse does not rely on just one hole. (Plautus)
Musica delenit bestiam feram – Music soothes the savage beast
Mutatis mutandis – What was to be changed having been changed

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