Age Quod Agis
: Do what you do.
A popular aphorism
, it relates more to an abstract idea and exact meaning can only be interpretted from context
. It is frequently used to convey more than one concept
at a time, or to express a general feeling or emotion.
Here are some of the common uses of the phrase "age quod agis".
- Do well whatever you do.
- Think about what you are doing.
- Attend to your business.
- Live in the moment.
- Watch what you are doing.
- People will do what they do best.
- Do what you have to do.
This phrase is used frequently as a motto
in many organizations.
Marvelous use of this in the movie Tombstone where the phrase has a direct meaning and several implied undertones. Johnny Ringo says it to "Doc" Holiday as a word of caution, an insult, and a challenge - Tombstone Latin Translation