Friday's Five: Latin Sayings

It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a Friday’s Five.

I absolutely adore Latin.  Short, simple sentences with so much meaning.  Here are five of my favorites.

  • Ad astra per aspera – To the stars through difficulty
  • Veni, vidi, vici – I came, I saw, I conquered.
  • Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero – Seize the day, trust as little as possible in tomorrow.
  • Nullius in verba – (Rely) on the words of no one.
  • Intelligenti pauca – Few words suffice for he who understands

And Bonus phrase:

Helluo librorum – A glutton for books. (bookworm)


  • At 2009.12.19 11:25, Amira AK said:

    Lovely! I love the intelligenti pauca. and it’s interesting to know that i am a helluo liborum – or i have helluo liborum. terrible disease i know 😉

    • At 2009.12.22 10:28, jessyz said:

      A disease with no cure, I know :-)

      • At 2009.12.20 13:21, Rula A. said:

        Loved the kind of this post..Thank you for sharing it with us :)

        • At 2009.12.22 10:28, jessyz said:

          You’re welcome :-)