Latin phrases/ quotes are known to be some of the most philosophical or romantic. Going to a Catholic school, I happened to come across many. I also was Google-ing general Latin quotes and I came across some I resonated with quite a bit. Here is a list of 10 Latin Phrases/Quotes You Need To Know.

Carpe Diem

Pronounced: Car-pay dee-ehm
Meaning: Seize the day.

Veni, vidi, vici

Pronounced: Wenny, weedy, weechi  OR v-e-nee, vee-dee, vee-chee
Meaning: I came. I saw. I conquered.

Ad Altiora

Pronounced: Ad Al-ti-ora
Meaning: To even higher.

Felix Culpa

Pronounced: Fay-licks Cul-pah
Meaning: Happy fault. When something negative turns into something positive.

Semper Fidelis

Pronounced: Sehm-purr Fee-dell-ees
Meaning: Always faithful.

Semper Paratus

Pronounced: Sehm-purr Pa-Rah-Too-S
Meaning: Always prepared.

Amor Vincit Omnia

Pronounced: Ah-more Win-sit Awm-nee-uh
Meaning: Love conquers all.

Barba Non Facit Philosophum

Pronounced: Barb-uh Nohn Fah-sit Fee-low-so-foom
Meaning: A beard does not make a philosopher.

Acta Non Verba

Pronounced: Act-a Non Verb-a
Meaning: Actions not words. – actions speak louder than words.

Cura Te Ipsum

Pronounced: Cu-ra Te Ip-Sum
Meaning: Take care of yourself.

These Latin phrases/quotes are definitely ones that I try to live by and/ or implement into my everyday life. One of my favourites is “Barba Non Facit Philosophum“. Honestly, there are many people around the world that need to ingest that one. Similar to “Age is nothing but a number“; but not in the sense of a younger guy trying to pick up an older girl – haha. I actually want to start using these in my everyday life.

“Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit”  I didn’t add this to my list, however I do love this one, which translates into “Word hard, play harder” – I do need to learn how to do this. Would love to hear any Latin phrases/quotes that you personally resonate with or you just love to use.

Read my favourite 30 quotes about Paris here.



  1. March 13, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Eyyy these make some good instagram captions 😉 I love the fact you included how to pronounce them because I would have no idea!

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    • AshleeMoyo
      March 14, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      Glad you think so – make sure to quote my blog next to the actual person’s name – haha! Yeah, Latin is definitely a language with challenges ????