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'Magister artis ingeniique largitor venter' - Necessity is the mother of all invention

'Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum' - The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet

'Maior risus, acrior ensis: quadragesima octava regula quaesitus' - The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife: the 48th rule of acquisition

'Manus in mano' - Hand in hand

'Mater artium necessitas' - Necessity is the mother of invention

'Maxima debetur puero reverentia' - We owe the greatest respect to a child

'Maximus in minimis' - Great in little things

'Me fallit' - I do not know

'Me oportet propter praeceptum te nocere' - I'm going to have to hurt you on principle

'Meliora cogito' - I strive for the best

'Melius est praevenire quam praeveniri' - Better to forestall than to be forestalled

'Melius tarde, quam nunquam' - Better late than never

'Meum pactum dictum' - My word is my bond

'Mihi cura futuri' - My concern is the future

'Minus habens' - Absentminded

'Mirabile visu' - Wonderful to behold

'Morituri te salutant' - Those who are about to die salute you

'Mors ultima ratio' - Death is the final accounting

'Mortvi non mordant' - Dead me don't bite; Dead men tell no tale

'Multum in parvo' - Much in little. (small but significant)

'Multun, non multa' - Much, not many (quality not quantity)

'Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur' - The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived!

'Mundus vult decipi' - The world wants to be deceived

'Munit haec et altera vincit' - One defends and the other conquers

'Mvlti svnt vocati, pavci vero electi' - Many are called [but] few are chosen

'Mvndvs vvlt decipi' - The world wishes to be deceived there's a sucker born every minute

''''Nascentes morimur' - From the moment we are born, we begin to die'''

''''Natura abhorret a vacua' - Nature abhors a vacuum'''

''''Natura in minima maxima' - Nature is the greatest in the smallest things'''

''''Natura nihil fit in frustra' - Nature does nothing in vain'''

''''Natura, artis magistra' - Nature, the mistress of art '''(underworlder fam)

''''Navigare necesse est' - To sail is necessary'''

''''Ne cede malis' - Yield not to evils'''

''''Ne humanus crede' - Trust no human'''

''''Ne nimium' - Not too much'''

''''Nec laudas nisi mortuos poetas: tanti non est, ut placeam, perire' - If only dead poets are praised, I'd rather go unsung'''

''''Nec mortem effugere quisquam nec amorem potest' - No one is able to flee from death or love'''

''''Necessitas non habet legem' - Necessity knows no law'''

''''Nemo ante mortem beatus' - Nobody is blessed before his death. We never know what is future preparing for us!'''

''''Nemo dat quod non habet' - No one gives what he does not have'''

''''Nemo gratis mendax' - No man lies freely. A person with no reason to lie is telling the truth'''

''''Nemo liber est qui corpori servit' - No one is free who is a slave to his body'''

''''Nemo nisi mors' - Nobody except death (will part us). (Inscription in the wedding ring of the Swedish Queen Katarina Jagellonica)'''

''''Nemo saltat sobrius nisi forte insanit' - Nobody dances sober unless he's insane'''

''''Nemo saltat sobrius' - No man dances sober'''

''''Nemo sine iudex' - No one is a judge of himself'''

''''Nemo surdior est quam is qui non audiet' - No man is more deaf than he who will not hear'''

''''Neutiquam erro' - I am not lost'''

''''Nihil sub sole novum' - Nothing new under the sun'''

''''Nil actum credens dum quid superesset agendum' - Thinking nothing done, while anything was yet to do'''

''''Nil sine numine' - Nothing without the Divine Will'''

''''Nolens volens' - Whether one likes it or not; willing or unwilling'''

''''Noli nothis permittere te terere' - Dont let the bastards get you down'''

''''Nolite id cogere, cape malleum majorem' - Don't force it, get a bigger hammer'''

''''Nomina stultorum parietibus haerent' - The names of foolish persons adhere to walls (Fools names and fools faces are often seen in public places.)'''

''''Non bis in idem' - Not twice for the same thing'''

''''Non est vivere sed valere vita est' - Life is not being alive but being well (life is more than just being alive)'''

''''Non ignara mals, miseris svccvrrere disco' - No stranger to misfortune [myself] I learn to relieve the sufferings [of others'''

''''Non mihi, non tibi, sed nobis' - Not for you, not for me, but for us'''

''''Non quis, sed quid' - Not who, but what'''

''''Non semper erit aestas' - It will not always be summer (be prepared for hard times)'''

''''Non serviam' - I will not serve'''

''''Non sibi sed suis' - Not for one's self but for one's people'''

''''Non sibi, sed patriae' - Not for you, but for the fatherland'''

''''Non sum qualis eram' - I am not what / of what sort I was (I'm not what I used to be.)'''

''''Non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum' - Do not take as gold everything that shines like gold'''

''''Non timetis messor' - Don't Fear the Reaper'''

''''Non uno die roma aedificata est' - Rome was not built in one day (either)'''

''''Nulla regula sine exceptione' - There is no rule/law without exception'''

''''Nulla vit melior quam bona' - There's no life better than a good life'''

''''Nullum crimen sine lege, nulla poena sine lege' - No crime and no punishment without a (pre-existing) law'''

''''Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae' - There is no one great ability without a mixture of madness'''

''''Numquam non paratus' - Never unprepared'''

''''Nvllvm qvod tetiget non ornavit' - He touched none he did not adorn - not simply 'the Midas touch', or 'he left things better than he found them', but a tribute to a Renaissance man'''