A collection of Latin proverbs, sayings and maxims.

English Latin
A delegate is not able to delegate. Delegatus non potest delegare
A poet is born, not made. Poeta nascitur, non fit.
A true friend is a rare bird. Amicus verus rara avis.
Actions speak louder than words. Literally, 'deeds not words'. Facta non verba.
All haste is of the devil.

The english equivalent is 'more haste, less speed'.
Omnis festinatio ex parte diaboli est.
A friend is another self. Alter ego est amicus.
A single light is sufficient in darkness. Sufficit unum lumen in tenebris.
An old man is twice a boy.

Ages brings wisdom. Or should.
Senex bis puer.
Art is long, life is short Ars longa, vita brevis.
Either death or victory. Aut mors aut victoria.
Envy is blind. Caeca invidia est.
Familiarity breeds contempt. Nimia familiaritas parit contemptum.
Fortune is blind. Fortuna caeca est.
He lives twice who lives well. Bis vivit qui bene vivit.
He gives twice who gives quickly. Bis dat qui cito dat.
He who conquers himself conquers twice. Bis vincit qui se vincit.
He who envies is lesser. Qui invidet minor est.
He who is silent agrees. Qui tacet consentire videtur.
He who teaches, learns. Qui docet discit.
He who writes reads twice. Qui scribit bis legit.
In wine lies truth. In vino veritas.
It is not good to trifle with gods. Mon est bonum ludere cum diis.
Many hands make light work Multae manus onus levius faciunt.
Resolutely in action, gently in manner Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo.
Sieze the day. Carpe diem.
The cautious wolf fears the trap. Cautus metuit foveam lupus.
The face is the index of the soul. Vultus est index animi.
There is something in omens. Omina sunt aliquid.
Time flies. Tempus fugit.
Time, reveals all things. Tempus omnia revelat.
The hour flies. Hora fugit.
The die is cast. Alea iacta est.


Notes

Alter ego has the literal transation as 'other I' leading to the english 'alter ego' and is defined in the wiki.

'An alter ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person's normal or original personality. A person who has an alter ego is said to lead a double life.'.

Fortuna caeca est. Fortune is blind. We can't control fate, and a common theme among proverbs. E.g. the Yiddish Yiddish 'Der mentsh trakht un Got lakht'.

Qui docet discit.He who teaches, learns. The best way to discover if you really know something, is to try and explain it to someone else.

In vino veritas. In wine lies truth. Often the truth comes out when people are drinking. Who hasn't had a couple of sherbets, and said something they regret.

Carpe diem. Sieze the day. Live for the moment. Don't worry about tomorrow. None of us live forever. Apparently said by the gladiators.

Vultus est index animi. The face is the index of the soul. 'Index' here has the meaning 'informer or discloser gicing the literal meaning 'the face is the informer of the soul'. An equivalent is the 'eyes are the mirror to the soul' or 'the eyes are the window to the soul'.

Alea iacta est. The die is cast. Spoken by Caesar when he was about to cross the rubicon - from which the English 'to cross the rubicon' originates.

Crossing the rubicon is comitting yourself to some undertaking, normally hazardous in some way and which can't be undone.