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Te Amo – And Other Declarations of Love in Latin

Want to really sweep your love off her feet?  Be a true Latin Lover and woo her with these amorous words.  Hey – it worked for the ancients!

Amor omnia vincit; et nos cedamus amori – Vergil (Love conquers all; let us surrender to love.)

Quas amor verus tenuit, tenebit – Seneca (Those whom true love has held, it will hold)

Amor et tussis non celatur. – Ovid (Love and a cough are not concealed.)

Vivamus . . . et amemus – Catullus (Let us live and let us love)

Amantium ira amoris integratio est – Terence (The anger of lovers is the renewal of love.)

Si vis amari, ama! – Seneca (If you wish to be loved, love!)

Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur – Syrus  (Love is taken up by a decision of the mind, it is not put aside)

Odi et amo – Catullus (I hate and I love)

Nec mortem effugere quisquam nec amorem potest  – unknown (Neither death nor love is anyone able to flee)

Do you have another favorite Latin quote for Valentine’s Day?  Please share!

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