Handy Latin Phrases

Here are some handy Latin phrases for the President to use as needed.

Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.
In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags.

Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem.
Stand aside, little people! I’m here on official business.

Heus, hic nos omnes in agmine sunt!
Hey, we’re all in line here!

Conlige suspectos semper habitos.
Round up the usual suspects.

Quidquid excusatio prandium pro!
Any excuse for lunch!

Neutiquam erro.
I am not lost.

Ita erat quando hic adveni.
It was that way when I got here.

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!

Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est.
The designated hitter rule has got to go.

Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum.
Garbage in, garbage out.

Hodie adsit, cras absit.
Here today, gone tomorrow.

Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.
If Caesar were alive, you’d be chained to an oar.

Id quot circumiret, circumveniat.
What goes around, comes around.

Modo fac.
Just do it.

Nunc hoc in marmore non est incisum …
Now this isn’t carved in stone …

Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?
How do you get your hair to do that?

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