a la belle etoile

Beautiful Foreign Phrases

a bras ouverts: with open arms

acte gratuit: gratuitous impulsive act

aegri somnia: a sick man’s dreams

aequam servare mentem: to preserve a calm mind

aere perennius: more lasting than bronze

a la belle etoile: under the beautiful star

a marveille: marvelously

aurea mediocritas: the golden mean

auspicium melioris aevi: an omen of a better age

aut vincere aut mori: either to conquer or to die

comagnon de voyage: traveling companion

concordia discors: discordant harmony

cri de coeur: cry of the heart

crise de conscience: crisis of conscience

de l’audace, encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audace: audacity, more audacity, and ever more audacity

esprit d’le escalier: the wit of the staircase

festina lente: make haste slowly

furor poeticus: rage for poetry

in omnia paratus: ready for all things

hic illae lacrimae: hence these tears

la belle dame sans merci: the beautiful lady without mercy

lacrimae rerum: tragedy of life

lapsus calami: slip of the pen

magni nominis umbra: the shadow of a great name