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Can you name the quotations originally said/spoken in Latin?

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Quote in LatinSpeaker/AuthorTranslated Quote
Alea iacta est.The die is cast.
O tempora, o mores!O, the times, O, the customs!
Potius sero quam numquam.Better late than never.
In hoc signo vinces.In this sign you will conquer.
Sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti in vente et rapida scribere oportet aqua.What a woman says to a passionate lover should be written in the wind and the running water.
Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum.Love the sinner and hate the sin.
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?But who will guard the guardians themselves? (Or, who watches the watchmen?)
Nil sine magno vita labore dedit mortalibus.Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Cum grano salis.With a grain of salt.
Quem di diligunt adulescens moritur.He whom the gods love dies young.
Quote in LatinSpeaker/AuthorTranslated Quote
Vivamus, moriendum est.Let us live – we must die.
Audentes fortuna iuvat.Fortune favors the brave.
Idque apud imperitos humanitas vocabatur, cum pars servitutis esset.Because they didn't know better, they called it 'civilization,' when it was part of their slavery.
Festina lente.Hasten deliberately. (Or, Make haste slowly.)
Carthago delenda est.Carthage must be destroyed.
Fortuna cum blanditur, captatum venit.When Fortune flatters, she does it to betray.
Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto.I am human, I consider nothing human alien to me.
Noli equi dentes inspicere donati.Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Tempus edax rerum.Time, the devourer of all things.
Litterae thesaurum est.Education is a treasure.

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