A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V
Pace - Be at peace
Pacta sunt servanda - Agreements are to be kept. (Cicero)
Pactum serva - Keep the faith
Palmam qui meruit ferat - Let him who has earned it bear the reward
Pars maior lacrimas ridet et intus habet - You smile at your tears but have them in your heart. (Martialis)
Parva leves capiunt animas - Small things occupy light minds (small things amuse small minds)
Patria est communis omnium parens - Our native land is the common parent of us all. (Cicero)
Pavesco, pavesco - I'm shaking, I'm shaking
Pax et bonum! - Peace and salvation!
Pax tecum - May peace be with you (Singular)
Pax vobiscum - May peace be with you (Plural)
Peccatum tacituritatis - Sin of silence
Pecunia in arbotis non crescit - Money does not grow on trees
Per angusta in augusta - Through difficulties to great things
Per aspera ad astra - Through the thorns to the stars
Per varios usus artem experientia fecit - Through different exercises practice has brought skill. (Manilius)
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim - Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you. (Ovid)
Periculum in mora - There is danger in delay. (Livy)
Perpetuo vincit qui utitur clementia - He is forever victor who employs clemency. (Syrus)
Perscriptio in manibus tabellariorum est - The check is in the mail
Pessimus inimicorum genus, laudantes - The worst kind of enemies, those who can praise. (Tacitus)
Philosophum non facit barba! - The beard does not define a philosopher
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate - Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily
Plusque minusque - More or less
Poeta fit, non nascitur - A poet is made, he is not born
Poeta nascitur, non fit - The poet is born, not made
Poli, poli, di umbuendo - Slowly, Slowly we will get there
Pone ubi sol non lucet! - Put it where the sun don't shine!
Possunt quia posse videntur - They can because they think they can
Post tenebras lux - After the darkness, light
Potes currere sed te occulere non potes - You can run, but you can't hide
Potest ex casa magnus vir exire - A great man can come from a hut. (Seneca)
Potius Mori Quam Foedar - Death Before Dishonor (Massachusetts Maritime Academy Honor Guard Motto)
Potius sero quam numquam - It's better late than never. (Livy)
Praemonitus pramunitus - Forewarned, forearmed
Praetio prudentia praestat - Prudence supplies a reward
Prehende uxorem meam, sis! - Take my wife, please!
Pret toujours pret - Ready, Always Ready (304TH Signal Battalion Motto)
Primum non nocere - The first thing is to do no harm (Hippocratic oath)
Primum viveri deinde philosophari - Live before you philosophize, or Leap before you look
Primus inter pares - First among his equals
Pro bono publico - For the public good
Pro di immortales! - Good Heavens!
Pro opportunitate - As circumstances allow
Probae esti in segetem sunt deteriorem datae fruges, tamen ipsae suaptae enitent - A good seed, planted even in poor soil, will bear rich fruit by its own nature. (Accius)
Promoveatur ut amoveatur - Let him be promoted to get him out of the way
Propino fibi salutem! - Cheers!
Proximus sum egomet mihi - I am closest to myself. (Charity begins at home.) (Terence)
Pueri pueri, pueri puerilia tractant - Children are children, (therefore) children do childish things
Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum - Garbage in, garbage out
Puris omnia pura - To the pure all things are pure