Quotation Explorer - 'Latin'

Numquam illegitimi carborundum --"Never let the bastards grind you down.-- my old Latin prof Dr. Kuk''s version, other minor variations out there. - mists of time
I used the word 'prose' in the Trans-Siberian in the early Latin sense of prosa dictu. Poem seemed to me too pretentious, too narrow. Prose is more open, popular. - Blaise Cendrars
Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language it’s from the Latin word cor, meaning heart and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. - Brené Brown
ROSTRUM, n. In Latin, the beak of a bird or the prow of a ship. In America, a place from which a candidate for office energetically expounds the wisdom, virtue and power of the rabble. - Ambrose Bierce
Ah yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet. - Robin Williams
I think we can all agree that the official language of the United States should be Latin. - Michel Templet
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world. - Heinrich Heine
I can't believe I spent 13 years at school and never got taught cooking, gardening, conversation, massage, Latin, or philosophy. What were they thinking? That I would somehow live off inorganic chemistry? - Neel Burton
Etymology, n.: Some early etymological scholars come up with derivations that were hard for the public to believe. The term "etymology" was formed from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy" ("study of"). It meant "the study of things that are hard to swallow."
Ah, divorce. The Latin word meaning to rip a man's genitals out through his wallet. - Robin Williams
I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. - Dan Quayle
YOKE, n. An implement, madam, to whose Latin name, _jugum_, we owe one of the most illuminating words in our language -- a word that defines the matrimonial situation with precision, point and poignancy. A thousand apologies for withholding it. - Ambrose Bierce
The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. - Heinrich Heine
The lintel of more than one collapsed Venetian house on Crete bears the Latin motto ‘The world is nothing but smoke and shadows’. - Roger Crpwley
Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
CALIFORNIA: From Latin 'calor', meaning "heat" (as in English 'calorie' or Spanish 'caliente'); and 'fornia', for "sexual intercourse" or "fornication." Hence: Tierra de California, "the land of hot sex."
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'. - Ronald Reagan
Latin is already a dead language, man... don't make it any deader. - Jerry Scott
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