P – Latin Quotes

Pace – Be at peace
Pacta sunt servanda – Agreements are to be kept. (Cicero)
Pactum serva – Keep the faith
Palmam qui meruit ferat – Let him who has earned it bear the reward
Pars maior lacrimas ridet et intus habet – You smile at your tears but have them in your heart. (Martialis)
Parva leves capiunt animas – Small things occupy light minds (small things amuse small minds)
Patria est communis omnium parens – Our native land is the common parent of us all. (Cicero)
Pavesco, pavesco – I’m shaking, I’m shaking
Pax et bonum! – Peace and salvation!
Pax tecum – May peace be with you (Singular)
Pax vobiscum – May peace be with you (Plural)
Peccatum tacituritatis – Sin of silence
Pecunia in arbotis non crescit – Money does not grow on trees
Per angusta in augusta – Through difficulties to great things
Per aspera ad astra – Through the thorns to the stars
Per varios usus artem experientia fecit – Through different exercises practice has brought skill. (Manilius)
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim – Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you. (Ovid)
Periculum in mora – There is danger in delay. (Livy)
Perpetuo vincit qui utitur clementia – He is forever victor who employs clemency. (Syrus)
Perscriptio in manibus tabellariorum est – The check is in the mail
Pessimus inimicorum genus, laudantes – The worst kind of enemies, those who can praise. (Tacitus)
Philosophum non facit barba! – The beard does not define a philosopher
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate – Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily
Plusque minusque – More or less
Poeta fit, non nascitur – A poet is made, he is not born
Poeta nascitur, non fit – The poet is born, not made
Poli, poli, di umbuendo – Slowly, Slowly we will get there
Pone ubi sol non lucet! – Put it where the sun don’t shine!
Possunt quia posse videntur – They can because they think they can
Post tenebras lux – After the darkness, light
Potes currere sed te occulere non potes – You can run, but you can’t hide
Potest ex casa magnus vir exire – A great man can come from a hut. (Seneca)
Potius Mori Quam Foedar – Death Before Dishonor (Massachusetts Maritime Academy Honor Guard Motto)
Potius sero quam numquam – It’s better late than never. (Livy)
Praemonitus pramunitus – Forewarned, forearmed
Praetio prudentia praestat – Prudence supplies a reward
Prehende uxorem meam, sis! – Take my wife, please!
Pret toujours pret – Ready, Always Ready (304TH Signal Battalion Motto)
Primum non nocere – The first thing is to do no harm (Hippocratic oath)
Primum viveri deinde philosophari – Live before you philosophize, or Leap before you look
Primus inter pares – First among his equals
Pro bono publico – For the public good
Pro di immortales! – Good Heavens!
Pro opportunitate – As circumstances allow
Probae esti in segetem sunt deteriorem datae fruges, tamen ipsae suaptae enitent – A good seed, planted even in poor soil, will bear rich fruit by its own nature. (Accius)
Promoveatur ut amoveatur – Let him be promoted to get him out of the way
Propino fibi salutem! – Cheers!
Proximus sum egomet mihi – I am closest to myself. (Charity begins at home.) (Terence)
Pueri pueri, pueri puerilia tractant – Children are children, (therefore) children do childish things
Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum – Garbage in, garbage out
Puris omnia pura – To the pure all things are pure

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *