Memento Mori

Memento Mori is latin for 'remember that you must die'. It is a very old phrase that has developed with human history. The inspiration for my signature collection comes from Memento Mori jewelry of the Post Medieval Period (1486 A.D to 1901 A.D).

Personally, I have been collecting Post Medieval Memento Mori Jewelry my entire adult life and love every detail of the Jewelry. Some people see it as a bit macabre, however, I see the Jewelry as an inspiration to live each and every moment to its fullest potential because we truly do not know how long we have spinning around on this blue ball.

Below you will find my collection of Memento Mori style phrases mostly in latin, but some other languages as well. I use these phrases on my handmade pieces and if something really strikes you and you would like it immortalized in silver please feel free to contact me at northermintdesign@gmail.com.

Please feel free to browse my collection below and see if anything inspires you to live each and every moment to its fullest.


Memento Mori Phrases

Memento Mori: Remember death

Latin

Memento Vivere: Remember to live

Latin

Gnothis seauton: Know thyself

Greek but possibly an Early modern English translation from Latin

More porta vitae aeternae :Death is the gateway to eternal life

Latin

Vitae: life

Latin

Nosce te ipsum:" Know thyself

Latin

Pvlvis est : It is dust

Latin

Sui Generis: Unique and unable to classify

Latin

Vive memor leti Live mindful of death

Latin

Non ducor, duco: I am not led, I lead

Latin

Carpe notcum: Seize the night

Latin

Astra inclinant, sed non obligant: The stars incline us, they do not bind us.

Latin

Igne natura renovatur integra: Through fire, nature is reborn whole

Latin

Esse est percipi: To be is to be perceived

Latin

Ad astra per aspera: A rough road leads to the stars

Latin

Horas non numero nisi serenas: I don’t count the hours unless they are sunny

Latin

Capax infiniti: Holding the infinite

Latin

Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus: Love is rich with honey and venom

Latin

Luceo non uro: I shine, not burn

Latin

Viam inveniam aut faciam: I will find a way or make one

Latin

Cedere nescio: I know not how to yield

Latin

Citius altius forties: Faster, higher, stronger

Latin

Gutta cavat lapidem: A water drop hollows a stone

Latin

Dulce periculum: Danger is sweet

Latin

Ex luna Scientia: From the moon, Science.

Latin

Disce quasi semper victurus vive quasi cras moriturus: Learn as if you’ll always live, live as you’ll die tomorrow

Latin

Carpe vinum: Cease the wine

Latin

Festina lente: Hurry slowly

Latin

Fons vitae caritas: Love is the fountain of life

Latin

Acta non verba: Deeds, not words

Latin

Dixi: I have spoken

Latin

Ira furor brevis est: Wrath is a brief madness

Latin

 ars longa, vita brevis: art is long, life is short

Latin

ad infinitum : to infinity

Latin

compos mentis: of healthy mind

Latin

genius loci: guardian spirit

Latin

non sequitur: it does not follow

Latin

tempus fugit: time flies

Latin

vox populi: voice of the people

Latin

amor vincit omnia: love conquers all

Latin

aurea mediocritas: golden mean

Latin

creatio ex nihilo: creation out of nothing

Latin

discendo discimus: while teaching we learn

Latin

ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt : the fates lead the willing and drag the unwilling;

Latin

dulcius ex asperis: sweeter after difficulties

Latin

ex animo: from the heart

Latin

ex nihilo: out of nothing

Latin