O tempora! O mores!

[oh tem-poh-rah oh moh-reys; English oh tem-per-uh oh mawr-eez, mohr-]


O times! O customs!

tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

[tem-paw-rah moo-tahn-toor, nohs et moo-tah-moor in il-lees; English tem-per-uh myoo-tan-ter, nohs et myoo-tey-mer in il-is]


the times change and we change with them.
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O tempora! O mores!

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oh the times! oh the customs!: an exclamation at the evil of them

Word Origin for O tempora! O mores!

from Cicero's oration In Catilinam
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