Latin maxims

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Caveat emptorBuyer beware
Cui bonoWho gains
Delenda est Carthago Cathage must be destroyed - Cato the Elder
Et in Arcadia egoI am even in Arcadia
Ex fisu amor From appearance, love
I! Tego arcana Dei Begone! I keep God's secrets
Mutatis mutandis With the necessary changes having been made
Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit No fort is so strong that it cannot be taken with money - Cicero, In Verram
Oderint, dum metuant Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Omni ignotum pro magnifico Whatever is obscure is highly held - Tacitus.
Pacta sunt servanda Both sides should uphold their agreements.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc After this, therefore on account of it
Primum est non nocere First of all, do no harm - Hippocrates
Proximus sum egomet mihi I am closest to myself, i.e. charity begins at home - Terence, Andria
Quid Athenae Hierosolymis What has Athens to do with Jerusalem
Quod principi placuit legis habet vigorem What pleases the prince has the force of law
Quot homines tot sententiae How many people, that many opinions
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes Who will keep the keepers? - Juvenal.
Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt Where are those who were before us?
Ultima ratio regnum Ultimate argument of kings