Facere non possum ut

It is impossible that I.

Facere ut

To do in a manner that.

Facere ut non

To do in a way that no.

Facile omnes, quum valemus, recta consilia aegrotis damus

When we are healthy we easily give good advice to those who are ill. It is the final saying of the second act of the comedy of Publius Terentius. It is frequently used to express the ease a man having success has to suggest resignation to the one living in misfortune.

Facilis ad dicendum

That has ability to talk well.

Facilis descensus averni

The descend from hell is very easy. Words of Virgil in the Aeneid. It is used to mean that falling into evil is very easy; but going back and climbing to the superior regions of the good is difficult and hard working.

Facio ut facias

I do so that you do. Contract by name, innominate, under which one of the parties undertakes to pay through a don with money or in kind.

Facit indignatio versus

Outrage creates the poems. This words of Decius Junius Juvenalis (Satire I, 79) suggests that outrage is enough to create eloquence.

Facta patrum

The accomplishment of the forefathers.

Facundia praeceps

Slippery wordiness. As Quintus Horatius Flaccus defined Poetic Art, he meant that it is not the same the natural eloquence, which is balanced and according to the laws of reasoning and the suitability of the opportunity, as the unsuitable and slippery gossip.


Give a false testimony.

Fama rem excedit

Fame surpasses the reality.

Famam et gloriam alicui

The same reputation and renown as another

Fas gentium

The law of the people.

Favete linguis

Keep silence. Commencement of a poem of Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Ode III). The poet asks for silence so that the moral truth to be expressed by him be heard. The expression favete linguis is a formula used in the roman old age, which the person who was going to celebrate a religious ceremony used to address the attendants.

Fecundi calices, quem non facere disertum?

Ay cups full of eloquence! Who didn’t you inspire?

Felix culpa!

Happy fault! Exclamation of St. Augustine regarding the fault of our first parents, which caused the coming of the Redeemer.

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas

Blessed the one who can know the reasons of the things. Poem of Publius Virgilius Maro (70-19 B.C.) in Georgics II, cited to express that the real science is the one that understands the causes producing the phenomena subjected to our observation and study, therefore being happy the souls that make it possible since they are therefore above the vernacular superstitions. In practice it intends to express the purpose of the man to reach wisdom.

Fenestella confessionis

Opening or hatch over the denomination, that is, the lowest chamber where the bodies of the martyr or other saints rest.

Ferret iter

Made his way. It is the commencement of the poem 811 of the book VII of the Aeneid of Publius Virgilius Maro, where the poet describes the quick movements of the heroin Camila, who used to fight in favor of the Volsci of Italia.

Fervere Omnia tunc pariter vento nimbisque videbis

So you will see the winds and clouds move and wave together. Poem of the book I of the Georgics of Publius Virgilius.

Fervet olla vivit amicitia

While the stewpot boils friendship will last. Used to express that friend relationships are stronger on wealthy times than on difficult times.

Fervet opus

Jobs boil. Words of Publius Virgilius to draw the endless activity of the bees, and it is used to express the fever activity that is carried out in order to start a venture.

Fetur in arva ferens cumulo

Precipitates the fields dragging oodles. Taken from the Aeneid of Publius Virgilus Maro where there is a comparison between the damage caused by the flooding rivers on a fertile plain an the one caused by the Greeks to the city of Troy upon taking hold of it by treason.

Ficto vultu

With affected expression.


Not to keep his word.

Fidem alicuius

The good faith of oneself.

Fidem non habeo Gaio

I do not trust Gaius

Fieri potest ut non veniat

It is possible he does not come.

Fieri potest ut veniat

It is possible he comes.

Filii mortem

The death of the son.

Flebat pater de filii morte

The father cried the death of his son.

Flebiter in vulnere

Sadly as a consequence of his wound

Fletus fregere virum

Tears softened that man.

Flocci facere

Value a little.

Flos aetatis

Best age.

Flos vernus

Spring flower.

Foedus facere

Agree upon a partnership.

Foedus rumpere

Break a treaty.

Foenum habet in cornu

Has hay in the horns. Fifth Horace uses these words to describe certain satiric poets with reference to brave oxes the horns of which the shepherds cover with hay or straw in order to prevent them to hurt.

Foretis ac strenuus

Final and decided.

Foris clarus

Popular abroad.

Forsitan quispiam dixerit

Maybe someone has said.

Fortem fac (o fac ut) animum habeas

Try to have good character.

Fortem virili pectore

Hymn of the Roman breviary made in 1602 by the Cardinal Silvio Antoniano.

Fortes creantur fortibus et bonis

The strong come from the strong and good. It is a poem of Fifth Horace cited to indicate that the most famous descendants and lineage derive from good and hardworking forefathers.

Fortis ante omnes habetur

It is considered more brave than the others. Fraudem alicui: Ambushes against someone.


The forum.

Forum agere

Administer justice.

Fosan et haec olim mimenisse juvabit

Maybe there will be a time when these memories will be nice. Hemistich of Publius Virgilius. These were the words used by the famous Aeneas to try to comfort his partners.

Fraus infida

Unfaithful fraud.

Frondes tempora cingunt

Leaves cover the temples.

Fructuosum est:

It seems to be advantageous.

Fruenda est a sapientia

Wisdom must be enjoyed.

Fruges consumare nati

The men who born just to eat. Words used with reference to the lazy men who live and die without having served any service to the humanity.

Fugae sese mandare

Look for their salvation by escaping.

Fugae vitam suam

Look for their salvation by escaping.

Fugam facere

Escape; to run away.

Fugas facere

To frighten off one time after the other.

Fuge peccatum

Avoid the sin.

Fugiens laboris

That avoids work.

Fulmina quum caderent, discussaque moenia flammis.

Fundamenta urbi, pacis

The basis of a city, of the peace.

Funiculus triplex difficile rompitur

The threefold string breaks easily. Line taken from the Holy Scripture used to praise the efficiency deriving from the union.

Fur erat et latro

Was a sneak thief and a robber. Taken from the Gospel.

Furor arma ministrat

The rage provides the weapons.