ex abundantia enim cordis os loquitur

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.


From the Gospel according to St. Matthew, XII.xxxiv (Vulgate), 12.34 (Douay-Rheims) and the Gospel according to St. Luke, VI.xlv (Vulgate), 6.45 (Douay-Rheims). Sometimes rendered without enim ('for').


  • abundantiaabundance, bounty, plenty
  • enimfor, in fact, indeed, truly
  • osa mask, countenance, expression, face, mouth, opening, sight, source