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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

True fame to Ultimus Romanorum

True fame is ever likened to our shade, / He sooneth misseth her, that most (haste) hath made / To overtake her; whoso takes his wing, / Regardless of her, she’ll be following; / Her true proprietie she thus discovers, / Loves her contemners, and contemns her lovers.Sir T. Browne.

True fortitude I take to be the quiet possession of a man’s self, and an undisturbed doing his duty, whatever evil besets him or danger lies in his way.Locke.

True fortitude of understanding consists in not letting what we know be embarrassed by what we do not know.Emerson.

True friends are the whole world to one another; and he that is a friend to himself is also a friend to mankind. Even in my studies the greatest delight I take is of imparting it to others; for there is no relish to me in the possession of anything without a partner.Seneca.

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.Thoreau.

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.Washington.

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.Colton.

True friendship often shows itself in refusing at the right time, and love often grants a hurtful good.Goethe.

True greatness is, first of all, a thing of the heart.R. D. Hitchcock.

True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge him to combat.Napoleon.

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings; / Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.Richard III., v. 2.

True humility is contentment.Amiel.

True humour is as closely allied to pity as it is abhorrent to derision.Henry Giles.

True humour is sensibility in the most catholic and deepest sense; but it is the sport of sensibility; wholesome and perfect therefore; as it were, the playful teasing fondness of a mother to her child.Carlyle.

True humour springs not more from the head than from the heart; it is not contempt, its essence is love; it issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. It is a sort of inverse sublimity, exalting, as it were, into our affections what is below us, while sublimity draws down into our affections what is above us.Carlyle.

True influence is latent influence.Renan.

True joy is a serene and sober motion; and they are miserably out, that take laughing for rejoicing; the seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolutions of a brave mind that has fortune under its feet.Seneca.

True joy is only hope put out of fear.Lord Brooke.

True knowledge is of virtues only.Ruskin.

True knowledge of any thing or any creature is only of the good of it.Ruskin.

True liberty is a positive force, regulated by law; false liberty is a negative force, a release from restraint.Philip Schaff.

True love is still the same; the torrid zones, / And those more rigid ones, / It must not know; / For love grown cold or hot / Is lust or friendship, not / The thing we show.Suckling.

True love is that which enobles the personality, fortifies the heart, and sanctifies the existence.Amiel.

True love is the parent of a noble humility.Channing.

True love will creep, not having strength to go.Quarles.

True love works never for the loved one so, / Nor spares skin-surface, smoothing truth away.Browning.

True love’s the gift which God has given / To man alone beneath the heaven.Scott.

True mercy is ashamed of itself; hides itself, and does not complain. You may know it by that.Varnhagen von Ense.

True modesty avoids everything that is criminal; false modesty everything that is unfashionable.Addison.

True morality scorns morality; that is, the morality of the judgment scorns the morality of the mind, which is without rules.Pascal.

True music is intended for the ear alone; whoever sings it to me must be invisible.Goethe.

True nobility is derived from virtue, not birth.Burton.

True obedience is true liberty.Ward Beecher.

True poetry is truer than science, because it is synthetic, and seizes at once what the combination of all the sciences is able, at most, to attain as a final result.Amiel.

True quietness of heart is gotten by resisting our passions, not by obeying them.Thomas à Kempis.

True religion is always mild, propitious, and humble; plays not the tyrant, plants no faith in blood, nor bears destruction on her chariot-wheels; but stoops to polish, succour, and redress, and builds her grandeur on the public good.James Miller.

True religion is the poetry of the heart; it has enchantments useful to our manners; it gives us both happiness and virtue.Joubert.

True religion teaches us to reverence what is under us, to recognise humility and poverty, mockery and despite, wretchedness and disgrace, suffering and death, as things divine.Goethe, of the Christian religion.

True repentance consists in the heart being broken for sin, and broken from sin.Thornton.

True repentance is to cease from sin.St. Ambrose.

True sense and reason reach their aim / With little help from art or rule. / Be earnest! Then what need to seek / The words that best your meaning speak?Goethe.

True, sharp, precise thought is preferable to a cloudy fancy; and a hundred acres of solid earth are far more valuable than a million acres of cloud and vapour.C. Fitzhugh.

True singing is of the nature of worship; as indeed all true working may be said to be; whereof such singing is but the record, and fit melodious representation, to us.Carlyle.

True statesmanship is the art of changing a nation from what it is into what it ought to be.W. R. Alger.

True taste is for ever growing, learning, reading, worshipping, laying its hand upon its mouth because it is astonished, casting its shoes from off its feet because it finds all ground holy.Ruskin.

True valour lies in the middle between cowardice and rashness.Cervantes.

True virtue, being united to heavenly grace of faith, makes up the highest perfection.Milton.

True virtue’s soul’s always in all deeds all.Donne.

True wit never made us laugh.Emerson.

Truly great men are always simple-hearted.Klinger.

Truly great men are ever most heroic to those most intimate with them.Ruskin.

Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting for ever in one direction.Lowell.

Truly unhappy is the man who leaves undone what he can do, and undertakes what he does not understand; no wonder he comes to grief.Goethe.

Trusse up thy packe, and trudge from me, to every little boy, / And tell them thus from me, their time most happy is, / If to theyr time they reason had, to know the truth of this.Chaucer.

Trust as little as you can to report, and examine all you can by your own senses.Johnson.

Trust begets truth.Proverb.

Trust, but not too much.Proverb.

Trust dies because bad pay poisons him.Proverb.

Trust him little who praises all, him less who censures all, and him least who is indifferent about all.Lavater.

Trust in that man’s promise who dares to refuse that which he fears he cannot perform.Spurgeon.

Trust in the Lord, and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.Bible.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.Bible.

Trust instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.Emerson.

Trust me not at all or all in all.Tennyson.

Trust me, that for the instructed, time will come / When they shall meet no object but may teach / Some acceptable lesson to their minds / Of human suffering or human joy. / For them shall all things speak of man.Wordsworth.

Trust men, and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.Emerson.

Trust no future, howe’er pleasant; / Let the dead past bury its dead. / Act, act in the living present; / Heart within, and God o’erhead!Longfellow.

Trust no man who pledges you with his hand on his heart.Lichtenberg.

Trust not him that hath once broken faith.3 Henry VI., iv. 4.

Trust not in him that seems a saint.Fuller.

Trust not the heart of that man for whom old clothes are not venerable.Carlyle.

Trust not this hollow world; she’s empty; hark, she sounds.Quarles.

Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes, for villany is not without such rheum.King John, iv. 3.

Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.Sterne.

Trust thyself; every heart vibrates to that iron string.Emerson.

Truth alone wounds.Napoleon.

Truth and fidelity are the pillars of the temple of the world; when these are broken, the fabric falls, and crushes all to pieces.Owen Feltham.

Truth and oil are ever above.Proverb.

Truth being weighed against a thousand Aswamedha sacrifices, was found to be of more consequence than the whole thousand offerings.Hitopadesa.

Truth contradicts our nature, error does not, and for a very simple reason: truth requires us to regard ourselves as limited, error flatters us to think of ourselves as in one or other way unlimited.Goethe.

Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again, / The eternal years of God are hers; / But error, wounded, writhes with pain, / And dies among his worshippers.W. C. Bryant.

Truth does not conform itself to us, but we must conform ourselves to it.M. Claudius.

Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail, but in conveying a right impression; and there are vague ways of speaking that are truer than strict facts would be. When the Psalmist said, “Rivers of water run down mine eyes, because men keep not thy law,” he did not state the fact, but he stated a truth deeper than fact and truer.Dean Alford.

Truth does not do as much good in the world as the shows of it do of evil.La Rochefoucauld.

Truth dwells not in the clouds; the bow that’s there / Doth often aim at, never hit the sphere.George Herbert.

Truth for ever on the scaffold, wrong for ever on the throne.Lowell.

Truth from his lips prevail’d with double sway, / And fools who came to scoff remain’d to pray.Goldsmith.

Truth has a quiet breast.Richard II., i. 3.

Truth has no gradations; nothing which admits of increase can be so much what it is as truth is truth. There may be a strange thing, and a thing more strange; but if a proposition be true, there can be none more true.Johnson.

Truth hath always a fast bottom.Proverb.

Truth hath better deeds than words to grace it.Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 2.

“Truth,” I cried, “though the heavens crush me for following her; no falsehood, though a whole celestial Lubberland were the price of apostasy!”Carlyle.

Truth in its own essence cannot be / But good.Byron.

Truth, in the great practical concerns of life, is so much a question of the reconciling and combining of opposites, that very few have minds sufficiently capacious and impartial to make the adjustment with an approach to correctness.J. S. Mill.

Truth irritates only those whom it enlightens, but does not convert.Pasquier Quesnel.

Truth is a good dog; but beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.Coleridge.

Truth is a queen who has her eternal throne in heaven, and her seat of empire in the heart of God.Bossuet.

Truth is a stronghold, and diligence is laying siege to it; so that it must observe all the avenues and passes to it.South.

Truth is always consistent with itself, and needs nothing to help it out; it is always near at hand, and sits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware.Tillotson.

Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.Byron.

Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.Milton.

Truth is born with us; and we must do violence to nature, to shake off our veracity.St. Evremond.

Truth is God’s daughter.Proverb.

Truth is never learned, in any department of industry, by arguing, but by working and observing.Ruskin.

Truth is one, for ever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the dispositions of the spectator.Wendell Phillips.

Truth is quite beyond the reach of satire.Lowell.

Truth is simple and gives little trouble, but falsehood gives occasion for the frittering away of time and strength.Goethe.

Truth is simple indeed, but we have generally no small trouble in learning to apply it to any practical purpose.Goethe.

Truth is the body of God, and light his shadow.Plato.

Truth is the daughter of Time.Proverb.

Truth is the easiest part of all to play (das leichteste Spiel von allen). Present thyself as thou art (stelle dich selber dar), and thou runnest no risk of falling out of thy rôle.Rückert.

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.Chaucer.

Truth is the root, but human sympathy is the flower of practical life.Chapin.

Truth is the shortest and nearest way to our end, carrying us thither in a straight line.Tillotson.

Truth is to be costly to you—of labour and patience; and you are never to sell it, but to guard and to give.Ruskin.

Truth is to be loved purely and solely because it is true.Carlyle.

Truth is too simple for us; we do not like those who unmask our illusions.Emerson.

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Does not Mr. Bryant say that Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while Error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger?Holmes.

Truth is truth to the end of reckoning.Meas. for Meas., v. 1.

Truth itself shall lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none.South.

Truth lies at the bottom of a well, the depth of which, alas! gives but little hope of release.Democritus.

Truth, like gold, is not the less so for being newly brought out of the mine.Locke.

Truth, like roses, often blossoms upon a thorny stem.Hafiz.

Truth, like the juice of a poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in its excess.Landor.

Truth, like the sun, submits to be obscured; but, like the sun, only for a time.Bovee.

Truth, like the Venus de Medici, will pass down in thirty fragments to posterity; but posterity will collect and recompose them into a goddess.Richter.

Truth loves open dealing.Henry VIII., iii. 1.

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.Cervantes.

Truth may languish, but can never perish.Proverb.

Truth may lie in laughter, and wisdom in a jest.Dr. Walter Smith.

Truth may perhaps come to the price of a pearl, that showeth best by day, but it will not rise to the price of a diamond or carbuncle, that showeth best in varied lights.Bacon.

Truth, or clothed or naked let it be.Tennyson.

Truth provokes those whom it does not convert.Bp. Wilson.

Truth reaches her full action by degrees, and not at once.Draper.

Truth, says Home Tooke, means simply the thing trowed, the thing believed; and now, from this to the thing itself, what a new fatal deduction have we to suffer.Carlyle.

Truth scarce ever yet carried it by vote anywhere at its first appearance.Locke.

Truth seeks no corners.Proverb.

Truth shines with its own light; it is not by the flames of funeral piles that the minds of men are illuminated.Belisarius.

Truth should be strenuous and bold; but the strongest things are not always the noisiest, as any one may see who compares scolding with logic.Chapin.

Truth will be uppermost one time or another like cork, though kept down in the water.Sir W. Temple.

Truth will bear / Neither rude handling, nor unfair / Evasion of its wards, and mocks / Whoever would falsely enter there.Dr. Walter Smith.

Truth’s a dog that must to kennel; he must be whipped out when the Lady the brach may stand by the fire and stink.King Lear, i. 4.

Truths are first clouds, then rain, then harvests and food.Ward Beecher.

Truths that wake, / To perish never.Wordsworth.

Try and Trust will move mountains.Proverb.

Try for yourselves what you can read in half-an-hour,… and consider what treasures you might have laid by at the end of the year; and what happiness, fortitude and wisdom they would have given you during all the days of your life.John Morley.

Try it, ye who think there is nothing in it; try what it is to speak with God behind you.Ward Beecher.

Try to do your duty, and you at once know what is in you.Goethe.

Try to forget our cares and our maladies, and contribute, as we can, to the cheerfulness of each other.Johnson.

Try what repentance can; what can it not? Yet what can it, when one cannot repent?Hamlet, iii. 2.

Tu, Domine, gloria mea—Thou, O Lord, art my glory.Motto.

Tu dors, Brutus, et Rome est dans les fers!—Sleepest thou, Brutus, and Rome in bonds!Voltaire.

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito / Quam tua te fortuna sinet—Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune shall permit you.Virgil.

Tu ne quæsieris, scire nefas, quem mihi quem tibi / Finem di dederint, Leuconoë—Forbear to inquire, thou mayst not know, Leuconoë, for you may not know what the gods have appointed either for you or for me.Horace.

Tu nihil invita dices faciesve Minerva—You must say and do nothing against the bent of your genius, i.e., in default of the necessary inspiration.Horace.

Tu pol si sapis, quod scis nescis—You, if you are wise, will not know what you do know.Terence.

Tu quamcunque Deus tibi fortunaverit horam, / Grata sume manu; nec dulcia differ in annum, / Ut quocunque loco fueris, vixisse libenter / Te dicas—Receive with a thankful hand every hour that God may have granted you, and defer not the comforts of life to another year; that in whatever place you are, you may say you have lived agreeably.Horace.

Tu quoque—You too; you’re another.

Tu quoque, Brute!—You too, Brutus!

Tu recte vivis, si curas esse quod audis—You live a true life if you make it your care to be what you seem.Horace.

Tu si animum vicisti, potius quam animus te, est quod gaudeas—If you have conquered your inclination, rather than your inclination you, you have something to rejoice at.Plautus.

Tu si hic sis, aliter sentias—If you were in my place, you would think differently.Terence.

Tu vincula frange—Break thy chains.Motto.

Tua camicia non sappia il secreto—Let not your shirt know your secret.Italian Proverb.

Tua res agitur—It is a matter that concerns you.

Tuebor—I will protect.Motto.

Tui me miseret, mei piget—I pity you and vex myself.Ennius.

Tunica propior pallio est—My tunic is nearer than my cloak.Plautus.

Turba Remi sequitur fortunam, ut semper, et odit / Damnatos—The Roman mob follows the lead of fortune, as it always does, and hates those that are condemned.Juvenal.

Turn, Fortune, turn thy wheel with smile or frown; / With that wild wheel we go not up or down; / Our hoard is little, but our hearts are great.Tennyson.

Turn him to any cause of policy, / The Gordian knot of it he will unloose, / Familiar as his garter.Henry V., i. 1.

Turpe est aliud loqui, aliud sentire; quanto turpius aliud scribere, aliud sentire!—It is base to say one thing and to think another; how much more base to write one thing and think another!Seneca.

Turpe est in patria peregrinari, et in eis rebus quæ ad patriam pertinent hospitem esse—It is disgraceful to live as a stranger in one’s country, and be an alien in those matters which affect our welfare.Manutius.

Turpius ejicitur quam non admittitur hospes—It is more disgraceful to turn a guest out than not to admit him.Ovid.

Turris fortissima est nomen Jehovah—A most strong tower is the name of Jehovah.Motto.

Tuta petant alii. Fortuna miserrima tuta est; / Nam timor eventus deterioris abest—Let others seek security. My most wretched fortune is secure; for there is no fear of worse to follow.Ovid.

Tuta scelera esse possunt, non secura—Wickedness may be safe, but not secure.Seneca.

Tuta timens—Fearing even safety.Virgil.

Tutte quanti—Et cetera.Italian.

Tuum est—It is thine.Motto.

’Twas doing nothing was his curse— / Is there a vice can plague us worse?Hannah More.

’Twas strange, ’twas passing strange, / ’Twas pitiful; ’twas wondrous pitiful.Othello, i. 3.

Twenty people can gain money for one who can use it; and the vital question for individuals and for nations, is never “how much do they make,” but “to what purpose do they spend.”Ruskin.

’Twere all as good to ease one beast of grief, / As sit and watch the sorrows of the world / In yonder caverns with the priests who pray.Sir Edwin Arnold.

Twist ye, twine ye! even so, / Mingle shades of joy and woe, / Hope, and fear, and peace, and strife, / In the thread of human life.Scott.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour.Bible.

Two dogs over one bone seldom agree.Proverb.

Two dogs strive for a bone, and a third runs away with it.Proverb.

Two gifts are indispensable to the dramatic poet; one is the power of forgetting himself, the other is the power of remembering his characters.Stoddart.

Two grand tasks have been assigned to the English people—the grand Industrial task of conquering some half, or more, of the terraqueous planet for the use of man; then, secondly, the grand Constitutional task of sharing, in some pacific endurable manner, the fruit of said conquest, and showing all people how it might be done.Carlyle.

Two heads are better than one, or why do folks marry?Proverb.

Two in distress make sorrow less.Proverb.

Two is company, but three is none.Proverb.

Two kitchen fires burn not on one hearth.Proverb.

Two may keep counsel, putting one away.Proverb.

Two may talk and one may hear, but three cannot take part in a conversation of the most sincere and searching sort.Emerson.

Two meanings have our lightest fantasies, / One of the flesh, and of the spirit one.Lowell.

Two men I honour, and no third. First, the toilworn craftsman that with earth-made implement laboriously conquers the earth, and makes her man’s…. A second man I honour, and still more highly—him who is seen toiling for the spiritually indispensable; not daily bread, but the bread of life…. These two in all their degrees I honour; all else is chaff and dust, which let the wind blow whither it listeth.Carlyle.

Two misfortunes are twice as many at least as are needful to be talked over at one time.Sterne.

Two of a trade seldom agree.Proverb.

Two orders of poets I admit, but no third; the creative (Shakespeare, Homer, Dante), and reflective or perceptive (Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson); and both these must be first-rate in their range.Ruskin.

Two pots stood by a river, one of brass, the other of clay; the water carried them away; the earthen vessel kept aloof from the other.L’Estrange.

Two principles in human nature reign— / Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain.Pope.

Two qualities are demanded of a statesman who would direct any great movement of opinion in which he himself takes a part; he must have a complete understanding of the movement itself, and he must be animated by the same motives as those which inspire the movement.Lamartine.

Two removals are as bad as a fire.Proverb.

Two sorts of writers possess genius; those who think, and those who cause others to think.J. Roux.

Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere.1 Henry IV., v. 4.

Two things a man should never be angry at; what he can help, and what he cannot.Proverb.

Two things I abhor: the learned in his infidelities, and the fool in his devotions.Mohomet.

Two things strike me dumb: the infinite starry heavens, and the sense of right and wrong in man.Kant.

Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels: first, to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms rather than things; and, secondly, to examine whether that on which we differ is worth contending about.Colton.

Type of the wise who soar, but never roam, / True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home.Wordsworth.

Tyran, descends du trône, et fais place à ton maître—Tyrant, come down from the throne, and give place to your master!Corneille.

Tyranny and anarchy are never far asunder.Bentham.

Tyranny is irresponsible power … whether the power be lodged in one or many.Canning.

Üb’ immer Treu und Redlichkeit / Bis an dein kühles Grab—Be sure thou always practise fidelity and honesty till thou lie in thy cold grave.L. H. Hölty.

Über allen Gipfeln / Ist Ruh—Over all heights is rest.Goethe.

Über die Berge mit Ungestüm—Over the mountains by storm.Kotzebue.

Über vieles kann / Der Mensch zum Herrn sich machen, seinen Sinn / Bezwinget kaum die Not und lange Zeit—Man can make himself master over much, hardly can necessity and length of time subdue his spirit.Goethe.

Überall bin ich zu Hause, / Ueberall bin ich bekannt—Everywhere am I at home, everywhere am I known.F. Hückstädt.

Übereilung thut nicht gut; / Bedachtsamkeit macht alle Dinge besser—Precipitation spoils everything; consideration improves everything.Schiller.

Uberibus semper lacrymis, semperque paratis / In statione sua, atque expectantibus illam / Quo jubeat manare modo—With tears always in abundance, and always ready at their station, and awaiting her signal to flow as she bids them.Juvenal, of a pettish woman.

Uberrima fides—The fullest confidence; implicit faith.

Überzeugung soll mir niemand rauben / Wer’s besser weiss, der mag es glauben—No one shall deprive of this conviction that a man’s faith in a thing is not weaker, but stronger, the better he knows it.Goethe.

Ubi amici, ibi opes—Where there are friends there is wealth.Plautus.

Ubi amor condimentum inerit cuivis placiturum credo—Where love enters to season a dish, I believe it will please any one.Plautus.

Ubi bene, ibi patria—Where it is well with me, there is my country.Proverb.

Ubt dolor, ibi digitus—Where the pain is, there the finger will be.Proverb.

Ubi homines sunt modi sunt—Where men are there are manners.

Ubi idem et maximus et honestissimus amor est, aliquando præstat morte jungi quam vita distrahi—Where there exists the greatest and most honourable love, it is sometimes better to be joined in death than separated in life.Valerius Maximus.

Ubi jus, ibi remedium—Where there is a right there is a remedy.Law.

Ubi jus incertum, ibi jus nullum—Where the law is uncertain there is no law.Law.

Ubi lapsus? Quid feci?—Where have I made slip? What have I done?Motto.

Ubi major pars est, ibi est totum—Where the greater part is, there the whole is.Law.

Ubi mel, ibi apes—Where there is honey to be found, there will be bees.Plautus.

Ubi sæva indignatio cor ulterius lacerare nequit—Where bitter indignation cannot lacerate my heart any more.Swift’s epitaph.

Ubi summus imperator non adest ad exercitum, / Citius quod non facto ’st usus fit, quam quod facto ’st opus—When the commander-in-chief is not with the army, that is sooner done which need not to be done than that which requires to be done.Plautus.

Ubi supra—Where above mentioned.

Ubi timor adest, sapientia adesse nequit—Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.Lactantius.

Ubi uber, ibi tuber—There are no roses without thorns.Proverb.

Ubicunque ars ostentatur, veritas abesse videtur—Wherever there is a display of art, truth seems to us to be wanting.


Ubique patriam reminisci—I remember my country everywhere.Motto.

Übung macht den Meister—Practice makes perfect (lit. the master).German Proverb.

Ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. If I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.Douglas Jerrold.

Ulcus tangere—To touch a sore.Terence.

Ulterius ne tende odiis—Press no further with your hate.Virgil.

Ultima ratio regum—The last argument of kings.Inscription on cannon.

Ultima semper / Expectanda dies homini, dicique beatus / Ante obitum nemo supremaque funera debet—The last day must always be awaited by man, and no man should be pronounced happy before his death and his final obsequies.Ovid.

Ultima Thule—Remotest Thule.Virgil.

Ultimatum—A final proposition or condition.

Ultimum moriens—The last to die or disappear.

Ultimus Romanorum—The last of the Romans.