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"This he compares to the Latin motto noted by Goethe in Dichtung und Wahrheit, “nemo contra deum nisi deus ipse”—only a god can oppose a god."
Tertullian: De praescriptione haereticorum (On the prescription of heretics).
Heresy has the following characteristics:
* Heresy, he proclaimed, like persecution, tests men's faith.(2.8,3.6,4.5)
* It was predicted by Christ, and condemned by Paul, who uttered a warning against philosophy and vain deceits.(4.1ff, 6.1ff)
* It is caused by boundless and unfettered curiosity.(8.1ff)
* The heretic, therefore, can be easily discovered: since he seeks endlessly without ever finding, he must always try to doubt the 'regula fidei' which genuine Christians believe without question.(12.5f)
Tertullian's argument relies on two texts and a definition: 'seek and you will find' (Mt. 7.7), 'Your faith has saved you' (Lk. 18.42) and that 'faith' by definition means 'faith in something', and hence involves assent to a credal formula. Since the heretic still seeks, he cannot have found; since he has not found, he cannot believe; and if he does not believe, he is no Christian.(14.10)
From Latin Quotes, Latin Phrases, Latin Mottos and Latin Quotations at Yuni.com:
Auribus teneo lupum - I hold a wolf by the ears. (I am in a dangerous situation and dare not let go.) (Terence)
Aut vincere aut mori - Either conquer or die
Belua multorum es capitum - The people (Belua) are a many-headed beast
Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei - The heavens declare the glory of God
Congregatio de Propaganda Fide - Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith
Crudelius est quam mori semper timere mortem - It is more cruel to always fear death than to die. (Seneca)
Delenda est carthago - Carthage must be destroyed
Deus vult! - God wills it! (Slogan of the Crusades)
Diligite justitiam, o judices terrae - Cherish justice, o judges of the earth
Dulcius ex asperis - Through difficulty, sweetness
Dum excusare credis, accusas - When you believe you are excusing yourself, you are accusing yourself. (St. Jerome)
Dura lex, sed lex - The law is harsh, but it is the law
Ense et aratro - With sword and plow. (citizen-soldier, one who serves in war and peace)
Est autem fides credere quod nondum vides; cuius fidei merces est videre quod credis - Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. (St. Augustine)
et Iesus dixit illi respice fides tua te salvum fecit - And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
Exitus acta probat - The outcome proves the deeds. (the end justifies the means) (Ovid)
Extra ecclesiam nulla salus - Outside the Church [there is] No Salvation. (A phrase of much disputed significance in Roman Catholic theology)
Fax mentis incedium gloriae - The passion of glory is the torch of the mind
Fiat lux - Let there be light
Fiat volvntas tua - Let Thy will [be done] (Biblical)
Fidei defensor - Defender of the faith
Fides punica - Treachery. (Livy)
Fides quaerens intellectum - Faith seeking understanding
Fronti nulla fides - No reliance can be placed on appearance. (don't judge a book by its cover)
Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo - The drop excavates the stone, not with force but by falling often. (Ovid)
Imperium - Absolute power
In omnia paratus - Prepared for all things
Ite, misse est - Go, the Mass is finished
Liberae sunt nostrae cogitationes - Our thoughts are free. (Cicero)
Liberate te ex inferis - Save yourself from hell
Magnus frater spectat te - Big Brother is watching you
Me iudice - I being judge; in my judgement
Memento mori - Remember that you will die
Mors ultima ratio - Death is the final accounting
Mortvi non mordant - Dead me don't bite; Dead men tell no tale
Nemo malus felix - No bad man is lucky. (Juvenal)
Nemo sine vitio est - No one is without fault. (Seneca the Elder)
Nihil declaro - I have nothing to declare
Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat - All (hours) wound, the last kills. (inscription on solar clocks)
Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum - Let him who wishes for peace prepare for war. (Vegetius)
Qvae nocent docent - Things that hurt, teach. School of Hard Knocks
Qvi bene amat bene castigat - Who loves well castigates well. Spare the rod and spoil the child
Salus populi suprema lex - The safety of the people is the supreme law. (Cicero)
Sic semper tyrannis - Thus always to tyrants - a statement often accompanying a regicide
Stultorum infinitus est numerus - Infinite is the number of fools. (Bible)
Transit umbra, lux permanet - Shadow passes, light remains (On a sun dial)
Uberrimae fidei - Of the utmost good faith
Ultima ratio regum - The final argument of kings
Vae victis! - Woe to the conquered! (vanquished) (Livy)
Veritas Lux Mea - The truth enlightens me / The truth is my light
and some more....
a cruce salus - from the cross comes salvation
AMDG (ad maiorem Dei gloriam) - for the greater glory of God
Haereticus (Latin for The Heretic)
mortifera : deadly things
mortuus : dead, deceased, passed away, gone West, departed.
monachus : monk.
Monasteriense : Munster.
monasterium : monastery, abbey, convent.
militaris -e : of a soldier, military, martial.
miles militis : soldier, warrior, knight.
meretrix meretricis : prostitute, whore, harlot.
malum : evil, misfortune, misdeed, crime, injury, damage.
malus peior pessimus : bad, wicked, evil.
salve veritate - saving the truth
semper fidelis - always faithful
semper paratus - always be prepared
uberrima fides - utmost good faith
urbi et orbi - to the city and to the world
vae victis - woe to the conquered
verbatim et litteratim - word for word and letter for letter
(verbum sapienti sat est) - a word is enough to the wise
veritas nunquam perit - truth never dies
veritas vos liberabit - the truth will set you free
via - by way of
Via Crucis - the Way of the Cross
Via Dolorosa - the Way of Sorrow
vivat rex - long live the king