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26 Popular Latin Love Quotes (With Translations)

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Sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.

Translation: But what a woman says to her lover it is best to write in the wind and in the swiftly. flowing water”Catullus

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Omnia vincit amor, et nos cedamus amori.

Translation: Love conquers all things; let us yield to love.Virgil

Serva me, servabo te.

Translation: Save me and I will save you.Petronius Arbiter

Amor gignit amorem.

Translation: Love begets love.Unknown

Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur

Translation: Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time.Publilius Syrus and Laberius

Ammor magnus doctor est.

Translation: Love is a great teacher.Saint Augustine of Hippo

Militat omnis amans.

Translation: Every lover is a soldier. Love is a warfareOvid, Amorum. I. 9. 1.

Amantium iræ amoris redintegratio est.

Translation: The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.Terence

Qui non vult fieri desidiosus, amet.

Translation: Let the man who does not wish to be idle, fall in love.Ovid, Amorum. I. 9. 46.

Quos amor verus tenuit, tenebit.

Translation: True love will hold on to those whom it has held.Seneca

Amans iratus multa mentitur.

Translation: An angry lover tells himself many lies.Publilius Syrus

Amantes sunt amentes.

Translation: Lovers are crazy.Unknown

Si vis amari, ama.

Translation: If you want to be loved, love.Seneca

Quid me nutrit me destruit.

Translation: What nourishes me also destroys me.Latin proverb

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

Translation: Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow.Horace, Odes

cras amet qui nunquam amavit; quique amavit, cras amet.

Translation: May he love tomorrow who has never loved before; And may he who has loved, love tomorrow as well.Pervigilium Veneris

Ama me fideliter, Fidem meam toto, Decorde totaliter, Et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter, Absens in remota.

Translation: Love me faithfully, See how I am faithful, With all my heart and all my soul, I am with you, even though I am far awayUnknown

Amicitia semper prodest, amor et nocet.

Translation: Friendship always benefits, love sometimes injures.Seneca and Publilius Syrus

Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem.

Translation: It is difficult at once to relinquish a long-cherished love.Catullus, Carmina, LXXVI. 13.

Semper Fidelis.

Translation: Always Faithful.Unknown

Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur.

Translation: We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving.Syrus

Fluctuat nec mergitur.

Translation: It is tossed by the waves but it does not sink.Unknown

Amor caecus est.

Translation: Love is blind.Unknown

Struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat.

Translation: When a woman weeps she is setting a trap with her tears.Unknown

Amor aeternus.

Translation: Love forever.Unknown

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