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Latin Quotes about Love

Updated on January 31, 2011

Latin Quotes about Love

In this hub, I collected all my favorite Latin quotes about love from such authors as Ovid, Catullus, Seneca, Terence, etc.

Most of them are ancient Roman authors, but - surprisingly or not, - they had quite similar conceptions of love as we do in modern times.

Even to them, love appeared to be blind, insane, sometimes even a disease or the ruiner of a person's life.

There is wisdom as well as fun and joy in these old Latin quotes on love. Everyone may find his or her favorite among them.

My favorite Latin Quote about Love

"It is good to be moderately sane in love, but it is not good to be insanely in love."
                                                                                     (Plautus)

Poblilius Syrus
Poblilius Syrus
Ovid
Ovid
Catullus
Catullus
Propertius
Propertius
Terence
Terence
Plautus
Plautus
Seneca
Seneca

Latin Quotes about Love

  1. amans iratus multa mentitur

    an angry lover tells himself many lies

    (Publilius Syrus)

  2. amantium iræ amoris redintegratio est

    the quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love
    (Terence)

  3. amare et sapere vix deo conceditur

    even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time
    (Publilius Syrus and Laberius)

  4. amicitia semper prodest, amor et nocet

    friendship always benefits, love sometimes injures
    (Seneca and Publilius Syrus)

  5. amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur

    we choose to love, we do not chose to cease loving
    (Publilius Syrus)

  6. amor gignit amorem

    love begets love

  7. amoris vulnus idem sanat qui facit

    love’s wounds are cured by love itself
    (Publilius Syrus)

  8. audax ad omnia fœmina, quæ vel amat vel odit

    a woman, when she either loves or hates, will dare anything

  9. bonum est, pauxillum amare sane, insane non bonum est

    it is good to be moderately sane in love, but it is not good to be insanely in love
    (Plautus)

  10. cogas amantem irasci, amare si velis

    you must make a lover angry if you wish him to love
    (Publilius Syrus)

  11. expertus dico, nemo est in amore fidelis

    I say as an expert, no one is faithful in love
    (Propertius)

  12. facilius in amore finem impetres quam modum

    love is more easily quenched than moderated
    (Seneca the Elder)

  13. homo totiens moritur quotiens amittit suos

    a man dies as often as his loved ones die
    (Publilius Syrus)

  14. intret amicitiæ nomine tectus amor

    love will enter cloaked in friendship’s name
    (Ovid)

  15. magis gauderes quod habueras, quam mœreres quod amiseras

    better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all
    (Seneca)

  16. multi the oderint, si teipsum ames

    many will hate you if you love yourself

  17. odit verus amor, nec patitur, moras

    true love hates, and does not suffer, delay
    (Seneca)

  18. qui finem quæris amoris, cedet amor rebus; res age tutus eris

    you who seek an end of love, love will yield to business; be busy, and you will be safe
    (Ovid)

  19. qui in amore præcipitavit pejus perit, quam si saxo saliat

    he who falls in love meets a worse fate than he who leaps from a rock
    (Plautus)

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

    but what a woman says to her lover it is best to write in the wind and in the swiftly flowing water
    (Catullus)

Non-Latin Quotes about Love

For more amazing love quotes, read my hub, Amazing Quotes about Love.

Latin Quotes about Life

For more Latin Quotes see my hub, Latin Quotes about Life.

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    • Ariana Phillips profile image

      Ariana Phillips 

      6 years ago from Utah

      You have some pretty good quotes here, but I have to say my favorite Latin quote about love is from Ovid's Metamorphases. "Amor est mihi causa secundi" (Love is the reason of my pursuit).

    • Haunty profile imageAUTHOR

      Haunty 

      6 years ago from Hungary

      I love number 8! And I lied. I hate the one that I called my favorite in this old hub - insane love is the best!

    • Ardie profile image

      Sondra 

      6 years ago from Neverland

      I especially like number 8. Its so very true :)

    • Haunty profile imageAUTHOR

      Haunty 

      7 years ago from Hungary

      Maybe you are. I often ponder this: what's the difference between loving myself and loving others? Do I really love other or just myself? What am I willing to sacrifice? Do I ask too much? That sort of thing. :)

    • Mentalist acer profile image

      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Loving freely and loving often is loving one's self and not others...I should have been a philosopher,lol.;)

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