latin phrases worth knowing:


(in case you wanted to know because i fucking love this language) 

  • ad astra per aspera – to the stars through difficulties 
  • alis volat propriis – he flies by his own wings 
  • amantium irae amoris integratio est – the quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love 
  • ars longa, vita brevis – art is long, life is short 
  • aut insanity homo, aut versus facit – the fellow is either mad or he is composing verses 
  • dum spiro spero – while I breathe, I hope 
  • ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem – with the sword, she seeks peace under liberty 
  • exigo a me non ut optimus par sim sed ut malis melior – I require myself not to be equal to the best, but to be better than the bad
  • experiential docet – experience teaches 
  • helluo librorum – a glutton for books (bookworm) 
  • in libras libertas – in books, freedom 
  • littera scripta manet – the written letter lasts 
  • mens regnum bona possidet – an honest heart is a kingdom in itself 
  • mirabile dictu – wonderful to say 
  • nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit – there is no book so bad that it is not profitable in some part 
  • omnia iam fient quae posse negabam – everything which I used to say could not happen, will happen now 
  • poeta nascitur, non fit – the poet is born, not made 
  • qui dedit benificium taceat; narrat qui accepit – let him who has done a good deed be silent; let him who has received it tell it 
  • saepe ne utile quidem est scire quid futurum sit – often, it is not advantageous to know what will be 
  • sedit qui timuit ne non succederet – he who feared he would not succeed sat still 
  • si vis pacem, para bellum – if you want peace, prepare for war 
  • struit insidias lacrimis cum feminia plorat – when a woman weeps, she is setting traps with her tears 
  • sub rosa – under the rose 
  • trahimir omnes laudis studio – we are led on by our eagerness for praise
  • urbem latericium invenit, marmoream reliquit – he found the city a city of bricks; he left it a city of marble 
  • ut incepit fidelis sic permanet – as loyal as she began, so she remains


me around other gays and non-homophobic straight people: actually I think gay marriage is simply a band-aid solution and an empty gesture. Our real focus as a community ought to be homeless and depressed gay youth, especially trans youth.

me around homophobes