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Vacca foeda - Stupid cow
Vade in pace - Go in peace (Roman way of saying goodbye)
Vae victis! - Woe to the conquered! (vanquished) (Livy)
Vagans - Cruising
Vale, lacerte! - See you later, alligator!
Variatio delectat - There's nothing like change! (Cicero)
Velle est posse - To be willing is to be able
Veni vidi vici - I came, I saw, I conquered. (Julius Caesar)
Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire - I came, I saw, I want to go home
Venienti occurrite morbo - Meet the misfortune as it comes. (Persius)
Ventis secundis, tene cursum - Go with the flow
Ventis secundis, tene/tenete cursum - The winds being favorable, hold the course
Verba de futuro - Words about the future
Verba volant, (littera) scripta manet - Words fly away, the written (letter) remains
Verbum sapienti sat est - A word to the wise is sufficient
Veritas vincit - Truth conquers
Veritas vos liberabit - The truth shall make you free
Verveces tui similes pro ientaculo mihi appositi sunt - I have jerks like you for breakfast
Vescere bracis meis - Eat my shorts
Vestigia terrent - The footprints frighten me. (Horace)
Vestis virum reddit - The clothes make the man. (Quintilianus)
Veto - I forbid
Via media - A middle way or course
Vice versa - In reverse
Victis honor - Honour to the vanquished
Victoria, non praeda - Victory, not loot
Victurus te saluto - He who is about to win salutes you
Vide et credere - See and believe
Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor - I see the better way and approve it, but I follow the worse way
Vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas? - Seen any good movies lately?
Vigilando, agendo, bene consulendo, prospera omnia cedunt - By watching, by doing, by counsulting well, these things yield all things prosperous. (Sallust)
Vincit omnia amor - Love conquers all
Vincit omnia veritas - Truth conquers all
Vincit qui se vincit - He conquers who conquers himself
Vinculum unitatis - The bond of unity
Vinum bellum iucunumque est, sed animo corporeque caret - It's a nice little wine, but it lacks character and depth
Vinum et musica laetificant cor - Wine and music gladden the heart
Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit - A wise man does not urinate against the wind
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur - That man is wise who talks little (know when to hold your tongue)
Vires acquirit eundo - It gains strength by going / as it goes. (Virgil)
Virtus in medio stat - Virtue stands in the middle
Virtute et armis - By courage and by arms
Virus - Poison or slime
Vis comica - Sense of humour
Vis medicatrix naturae - The healing power of nature
Visa - Things seen
Vita brevis, ars lunga - Life is short, art is long
Vita luna! - Crazy life!
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est - Life is more than merely staying alive
Vita sine libris mors est - Life without books is death
Vitam impendere vero - To risk one's life for the truth
Vitanda est improba siren desidia - One must steer clear of the wicked temptress, Laziness. (Horace)
Vitiis nemo sine nascitur - No-one is born without faults. (Horace)
Vivos voco, mortuos plango - I call the living, I mourn the dead (on a church bell)
Volo, non valeo - I am willing but unable
Vos vestros servate, meos mihi linquite mores - You cling to your own ways and leave mine to me. (Petrarch)
Vultus est index animi - The face is the index of the soul/mind