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    18 Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

    Some of these are more common than others. Some are catchphrases of ancient philosophers, some mottoes of universities and other organizations. Some you may have heard; some will be new to you. All of them are useful and all of them will make you sound very smart when you use them.

    1. Carpe diem

    2. Veritas vos liberabit

    3. Volens et potens

    4. O tempora! O mores!

    5. Errare humanum est

    6. A mari usque ad mare

    7. Grandescunt aucta labore

    8. Caveat emptor

    9. Dum spiro, spero

    10. Nil sine magno labore

    11. Ars longa, vita brevis

    12. Ad astra per aspera

    13. Cogito ergo sum

    14. Mihi cura futuri

    15. Festina lente

    16. Bona fide

    17. Habeas corpus

    18. Lex iniusta non est lex