Best 525 of Latin quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andre Vltchek

The way Spain has now behaved in Catalonia, after the referendum, is a total disgrace. If this continues, it will all reach the point of no return. You cannot start sexually harassing women and then break their fingers, one by one, because they want to have their own state. You cannot injure hundreds of innocent people, who simply don't want to be governed from Madrid. That's absurd and thoroughly sick! Spain used to commit holocausts all over what is now called Latin America, so it is 'in their blood'. But I don't think Catalans will allow this to be done to them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen Covey

Inspire (from the Latin inspirare) means to breathe life into another.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace

Alas, Postumus, the fleeting years slip by, nor will piety give any stay to wrinkles and pressing old age and untamable death.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Wilfred Owen

The old Lie:Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chrissie Fit

Latin beauty means being proud of yourself and your culture; being sophisticated and beautiful; and embracing your complexion - whether you have light or dark skin - because it's gorgeous. We're such a beautiful rainbow of women.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carlos Fuentes

Now the masses of Latin America are electing governments they feel can take forward the democratic reforms of the last 20 years, and transform them into social and economic reforms. This is, I think, extremely important, because it also means that the left has abandoned the revolutionary solution proposed by Che Guevara and has taken the democratic path.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Noam Chomsky

The former colonies, in Latin America in particular, have a better chance than ever before to overcome centuries of subjugation, violence and foreign intervention, which they have so far survived as dependencies with islands of luxury in a sea of misery.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jacob Grimm

Chemistry is a gibberish of Latin and German; but in Leibig's hands it becomes a powerful language.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anna Lindh

Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity and development to many countries, but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia, and increasing poverty and marginalisation.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Latif Mercado

My Friends I Will Always Remember, And My Enemies I Will Never Forget!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dan Quayle

No, I had no problem communicating with Latin American heads of state - though now I do wish I had paid more attention to Latin when I was in high school.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fidel Castro

With what moral authority can they speak of human rights - the rulers of a nation in which the millionaire and beggar coexist; the Indian is exterminated; the black man is discriminated against; the woman is prostituted; and the great masses of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Latin Americans are scorned, exploited, and humiliated? How can they do this - the bosses of an empire where the mafia, gambling, and child prostitution are imposed; where the CIA organizes plans of global subversion and espionage, and the Pentagon creates neutron bombs capable of preserving material assets and wiping out human beings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Orwell

I suppose there is no place in the world where snobbery is quite so ever-present or where it is cultivated in such refined and subtle forms as in an English public school. Here at least one cannot say that English ‘education’ fails to do its job. You forget your Latin and Greek within a few months of leaving school — I studied Greek for eight or ten years, and now, at thirty-three, I cannot even repeat the Greek alphabet — but your snobbishness, unless you persistently root it out like the bindweed it is, sticks by you till your grave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Simmons

I would like to make it possible for many women and men in Latin America to win the lottery and receive the type of reproductive health services they so urgently need.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. (Pluck the day [for it is ripe], trusting as little as possible in tomorrow.)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Noam Chomsky

There are leaks from the Embassy in Honduras. There was a coup in 2009. Obama broke with most of Latin America and even Europe and supported the military coup, still does. The ambassador in Honduras sent back a detailed analysis saying the coup was military, illegal, unconstitutional, and that the legitimate president was thrown out. Okay, we now know that Washington was perfectly aware of that and decided to support the military coup anyway. We should have known that at the time. The government has no right to keep that information secret.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hilaire Belloc

Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Manuel Puig

Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Rodriguez

We're looking at complexity. We're looking at blond kids in Beverley Hills who can speak Spanish because they have been raised by Guatemalan nannies. We're looking at Evangelicals coming up from Latin America to convert the U.S. at the same time that L.A. movie stars are taking up Indian pantheism.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rick Riordan

Braccas meas vescimini!" I wasn't sure where the Latin came from. I think it meant 'Eat my pants!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oscar De La Renta

My wife said I look like a Latin American dictator. I said, 'That's what I am'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Wolfgang Schauble

I want to see religious instruction and sermons held in German in the mosques. The ideal, in my view, would be for imams to be trained in Germany and to speak our language, just as the Roman Catholic Church now holds mass in German and gave up Latin long ago.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ezra Pound

Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you could do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint could think he understood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lin Biao

In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Umberto Eco

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lucan

quod defles, illud amasti.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Virgil

Facilis descensus Averno: Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis; Sed revocare gradium superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus, hic labor est. (The gates of Hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this task and mighty labor lies.)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Haddon

And this shows that people want to be stupid and they do not want to know the truth. And it shows that something called Occam's razor is true. And Occam's razor is not a razor that men shave with but a Law, and it says: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem. Which is Latin and it means: No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary. Which means that a murder victim is usually killed by someone known to them and fairies are made out of paper and you can't talk to someone who is dead.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Benedict Groeschel

We are developing in the United States a huge underclass of unwanted people, many of them the descendants of the exploitation of the South American and Latin American countries by American piratical capitalism. Not all capitalism is piratical, but some of it certainly is. And we have a fantastic gap beginning to exist between rich and poor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bocafloja

I think in terms of the themes that I have worked on most is establishing questions of race in the context of Latin America. This is a theme that makes uncomfortable a lot of people, and it obviously makes the Latin American Left uncomfortable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Wilkerson

Our ministry also supports orphanages in the U.S. and overseas, thousands of poor children in Latin America, drug centers for addicted men, and a drug center in Israel.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Good Spirit never cared for the colleges, and though all men and boys were now drilled in Greek, Latin, and Mathematics, it had quite left these shells high on the beach, and was creating and feeding other matters [science] at other ends of the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bobby Bonilla

We've got a lot of pressure going. This is for my Latin counterpart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paz Vega

I don't want to play only Latin women. I want to have roles in English.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benoit Mandelbrot

I conceived, developed and applied in many areas a new geometry of nature, which finds order in chaotic shapes and processes. It grew without a name until 1975, when I coined a new word to denote it, fractal geometry, from the Latin word for irregular and broken up, fractus. Today you might say that, until fractal geometry became organized, my life had followed a fractal orbit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Antonio Banderas

Is it a man walking on the beach, winking at the girls and looking for going to bed? Is it someone who wears a lot of gold chains and rings and sits at the bar? Because this is not me! I am very, very Latin, but not so much lover.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Terrence

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patricia Briggs

Illegitimis nil carborundum.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Georg C. Lichtenberg

The rules of grammar are mere human statutes, which is why when he speaks out of the possessed the Devil himself speaks bad Latin.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Toni Morrison

Of course I'm a black writer... I'm not just a black writer, but categories like black writer, woman writer and Latin American writer aren't marginal anymore. We have to acknowledge that the thing we call "literature" is more pluralistic now, just as society ought to be. The melting pot never worked. We ought to be able to accept on equal terms everybody from the Hasidim to Walter Lippmann, from the Rastafarians to Ralph Bunche.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ovid

Omnia mutantur; nihil interit

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace

People hiss at me, but I applaud myself in my own house, and at the same time contemplate the money in my chest.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michael Grant

What do you think that fish is?' Sam asked Astrid. She peered closely at the alleged fish. 'I think that's an example of Pesce inedibilis,' she said. 'Yeah?' Sam made a face. 'Do you think it's okay to eat?' Astrid sighed theatrically. 'Pesce inedibilis? Inedible? Joke, duh. Try to keep up, Sam, I made that really easy for you.' Sam smiled. 'You know, a real genius would have known I wouldn't get it. Ergo, you are not a real genius. Hah. That's right. I threw down an 'ergo.'' She gave him a pitying look. 'That's very impressive, Sam. Especially from a boy who has twenty-two different uses for the word 'dude.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ora Nadrich

That is why tending to our own emotions, and the pain and suffering we’re experiencing is so important, because we are not only healing our own souls, but also healing the Anima Mundi, which is Latin for “the soul of the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Anthony

What Jennifer Lopez puts out, it's not Latin music.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Noam Chomsky

Latin America, for the first time in 500 years, is moving towards a degree of independence.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Latif Mercado

Not Even The Greatest Sculptor Can Mold A Masterpiece Out Of Shit!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Kirkpatrick

I love Latin women, yet for some reason I always wind up with blondes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Godfrey

You know what the bodega is? It's the little Latin store, and they try to act like it's a grocery store. It has two aisles. And the guy, he always tries to help me, 'You looking for the bread?' I was like, 'Dude, I can see it right here, alright.' He's like, 'Hey, hey, it's in aisle two.' That's all you got, what are you talking about?