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Common Latin Phrases about Love and Life

Raksha Kulkarni Mar 16, 2020
Latin has always been a fascinating language for all language lovers. Learning a few Latin phrases is always good because of the many unexplored gems of wisdom that this language boasts. Here are some commonly used Latin phrases about love and life.
"Veni, Vidi, Vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered) which was written by Julius Caesar is one of the most commonly used Latin phrase.
As you may know, around 60 - 70% of the English words have their roots in Latin. Centuries have rolled by, but certain Latin phrases have remained untouched and made their way into the dictionary and common day-to-day conversations. It's good to know some Latin phrases about love, friendship, family, and life to give you a better understanding of them.

Latin Phrases about Love and Friendship

♥ Te amo ║ I love you

♥ Una in perpetuum ║ Together forever

♥ amare et sapere vix deo conceditur ║ Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time
♥ amor vincit omnia ║ Love conquers all

♥ in perpetuum et unum diem
║ Forever and a day

♥ amantes sunt amentes
║ Lovers are lunatics
♥ amantium irae amoris integratio est Fights of lovers are the renewal of love

cras amet qui nunquam amavit; quique amavit, cras amet
║ May he love tomorrow who has never loved before; And may he who has loved, love tomorrow as well

semper fidelis ║ Always faithful
aere perennius ║ More lasting than bronze

Ab imo pectorev ║ From the bottom of my heart

♥ Nunc scio quid sit amor ║ Now I know what love is

♥ Amor vincit omnia ║
Love conquers all
♥ Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur ║ We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving

♥ Amor caecus est ║
Love is blind

♥ Amor meus amplior quam verba est ║
My love is more than words

♥ Amor gignit amorem ║
Love creates love
Amor est vitae essentia ║ Love is the essence of life

Omnia vincit amor; et nos cedamus amori ║ Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love

manus in mano ║ Hand in hand

Quos amor verus tenuit, tenebit ║ True love will hold on to those whom it has held
Si vis amari, ama ║ If you wish to be loved, love

♥ Amor sempiternus ║ Eternal Love

 Tibi magno cum amor ║ For you with great love

♥ Sine amore, nihil est vita ║ Without love, life is pointless
♥ Te valde amo ac semper amabo ║ I love you very much, and always will forever

♥ Numquam periit amor ║ Love never dies

♥ Eis quos amo ║ For those that I love

♥ Numquam te amare desistam ║ I'll never stop loving you
Etiam in morte, superest amor ║ In death, love survives

♥ Fide et amor ║ Faithfully and lovingly

♥ Tuus perdite sodalis amans ║ Your ever loving soulmate

♥ Illis quos amo deserviam ║ For those I love I will sacrifice

♥ In aeternum te amabo ║ I will love you for all eternity
amici optimi in aeternum (male), amicae optimae in aeternum (fem) ║ best friends forever

♥ amicitia ║ friendship

♥ amicitias immortales esse opportet ║ friendships should be immortal

♥ amico amicus ║ friend of a friend
♥ amicorum communia omnia ║ friends share everything

♥ amicus alter ipse ║ a friend is another self

♥ domus et placens uxor ║ A home and a pleasing wife

♥ amicus magis necessarius, quam ignis et aqua ║ friendship is more essential than fire and water
amicus certus in re incerta cernitur ║ a true friend is discovered in times of uncertainty

filius est pars patris ║ a son is part of the father

♥ idem velle et idem nolle ea demum firma amicitia est ║ to have the same tastes and the same dislikes
mores amici noveris, non oderis ║ know well, but take no offense at the manners of a friend

multas amicitias silentium diremit ║ silence broke up many friendships

nemo cogendus amicus ║ nobody should be forced to be a friend
nil ego contulerim jocundo sanus amico ║ there is nothing which, in my senses, i should prefer to a dear friend

non sunt amici, amici qui degunt procul ║ friends who spend time apart are not friends

novos parans amicos, ne obliviscere veterum ║ when finding new friends do not forget the old ones
banni nuptiarum ║ The banns of matrimony

ubi amici, ibi opes ║ where there are friends, there is wealth

unus deus, et plures amici ║ one god and many friends
usque ad aras amicus ║ a friend to the altars

dulcis domus ║ Sweet home

viri infortunati procul amici ║ the friends of an unfortunate man are far away

Latin Quotes About Life

ars longa, vita brevis - Art is long, life is short

carpe diem - Seize the day

per Angusta Ad Augusta - Through difficulties to honors

aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem - Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even

vir sapit qui pauca loquitur - That man is wise who talks little
vitam regit fortuna, non sapientia - Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives

vitanda est improba siren desidia - One must avoid that wicked temptress, laziness

semper inops quicumque cupit - Whoever desires is always poor

dum excusare credis, accusas - When you believe you are excusing yourself, you are accusing yourself
dum inter homines sumus, colamus humanitatem - As long as we are among humans, let us be humane

dum vivimus, vivamus-Epicurean Philosophy - When we live, let us live

extinctus amabitur idem - The same (hated) man will be loved after he's dead. How quickly we forget

tempus fugit - Time flies
♥ faber est suae quisque fortunae - Appius Claudius Caecus - Every man is the artisan of his own fortune

bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem - It is not goodness to be better than the worst

exitus acta probat - The result validates the deeds
errare humanum est - To err is human

eheu fugaces labuntur anni - Alas, the fleeting years slip away

fabas indulcet fames - Hunger sweetens the beans

facta non verba - Actions speak louder than words

fallaces sunt rerum species - Looks are deceptive
flat justitia ruat coelum - Let justice be done through the heavens fall

mutantur omnia nos et mutamur in illis - All things change, and we change with them

♥ multum in parvo - Much in little

♥ memento mori - Remember that you will die
♥ minima maxima sunt - The smallest things are most important

♥ nemo liber est qui corpori servit -
No one is free who is a slave to his body

♥ non est vivere sed valere vita est
- life is more than just being alive

♥ non semper erit aestas
- It will not always be summer (be prepared for hard times)
♥ non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum - Do not take as gold everything that shines like gold

ne quid nimis - Nothing in excess

nemo dat quod non habet - No one gives what he does not have

non est ad astra mollis e terris via
- There is no easy way from the earth to the stars
nosce te ipsum - Know thyself

omnia mutantur nos et mutamur in illis - All things change, and we change with them

omnia causa fiunt - Everything happens for a reason

pessimum genus inimicorum laudantes - Flatterers are the worst type of enemies
possunt quia posse videntur - They can do it because they think they can do it

perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim - Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you

qui tacet consentire - Who is silent gives consent

respice, adspice, prospice - Examine the past, present, future
sic transit gloria mundi - So passes away earthly glory

sedit qui timuit ne non succederet - He who feared he would not succeed sat still

♥ timendi causa est nescire - Ignorance is the cause of fear

♥ tempus fugit - Time flies
♥ ut sementem feceris ita metes - As you sow so will you reap

♥ veritas vos liberabit -
The truth shall make you free

♥ vincit qui se vincit
- He conquers who conquers himself

♥ verbum sat sapienti - A word is enough for a wise man

♥ vox populi vox dei - The voice of the people is the voice of god