Latin Phrases

Here you will find an comprehensive collection of latin phrases.


Ab imo pectore
With all my heart – Lucretius

Ab ovo
From the egg (the Leda) on / From the beginning – Horace

Ad absurdum
Prove something as nonsense

Aequis aequus
Right to the righteous – Emperor Leopold of Habsburg

Alea iacta est
The die has been cast – Gaius Julius Caesar

Aliquid stat pro aliquo
Something stands for something

Ama et fac quod vis!
Love and do what you want! – Augustine

Amantes amentes
Lovers are out of their minds – Terence

Amici, diem perdidi
Friends, I have lost a day – Emperor Titus Flavius

Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur
You can recognize a reliable friend in an uncertain situation – Cicero

Amor est pretiosior auro
Love is more precious than gold

An nescis, mi fili, quantilla prudentia mundus regatur?
Don’t you know, my son, how little sense the world is run with? – Cardinal Richelieu

Audaces fortuna adiuvat
Fortune favours the brave

Audemus jura nostra defendere
We dare to defend our rights

Audere est facere
To dare is to do it

Audi, vide, tace
Hear, see and be silent

Audiatur et altera pars
Listen to the other side

Aut Caesar aut nihil
Either Caesar or nothing – Cesare Borgia


Barba decet virum
The beard makes a man

Barbarus hic ergo sum, quia non intellegor ulli
A barbarian I am here, since I am understood by no one – Ovid

Bella gerant alii, tu felix Austria nube
Wars may be fought by others, you, happy Austria, marry – Habsburg

Bene docet, qui bene distinguit
A good teacher is one who clearly explains the differences

Bis dat, qui cito dat
He who gives quickly gives twice – Publilius Syrus

Bis repetita non placent
Repetitions do not please – Horace

Bona fides
The Good Faith