Friendship quotes, phrases and mottos in Latin



Here is a little collection of friendship quotes and phrases in Latin. They are good for mottos, ring inscriptions, engravings, tattoos - what have you. Curiously, they often translate well into the modern understanding of friendship, which means primarily being friends on FaceBook. For instance: Neque nullis sis amicis, neque multis - Do not be a friend of non or a friend of too many. I also decided to through in some basic words (amicus, amicitia etc.)


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AMICI masc., AMICAE fem. FRIENDS
AMICI OPTIMI IN AETERNUM masc., AMICAE OPTIMAE IN AETERNUM fem. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
AMICITIA FRIENDSHIP
AMICITIA AEQUALITAS FRIENDSHIP IS EQUALITY
AMICITIAS IMMORTALES ESSE OPPORTET FRIENDSHIPS SHOULD BE IMMORTAL
AMICO AMICUS FRIEND OF A FRIEND
AMICORUM COMMUNIA OMNIA FRIENDS SHARE EVERYTHING
AMICORUM EST ADMONERE MUTUUM FRIENDS AUGHT TO ADMONISH EACH OTHER
AMICUS ALTER IPSE A FRIEND IS ANOTHER SELF
AMICUS MAGIS NECESSARIUS, QUAM IGNIS ET AQUA FRIENDSHIP IS MORE ESSENTIAL THAN FIRE AND WATER
AMICUS masc., AMICA fem. FRIEND
AMICUS OPTIMUS masc., AMICA OPTIMA fem. BEST FRIEND
AMIVUS CERTUS IN RE INCERTA CERNITUR A TRUE FRIEND IS DISCOVERED IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
CUM AMICO NON CERTANDUM AEMULATIONE DO NOT COMPETE IN A RIVALRY WITH A FRIEND
FELICITAS MULTOS HABET AMICOS LUCK HAS NUMEROUS FRIENDS
IDEM VELLE ET IDEM NOLLE EA DEMUM FIRMA AMICITIA EST TO HAVE THE SAME TASTES AND THE SAME DISLIKES THIS IN FACT IS THE BASIS OF LASTING FRIENDSHIP (A quote from Sallust)
IS EST AMICUS QUI IN RE DUBIA RE JUVAT, UBI RE EST OPUS HE IS A TRUE FRIEND, WHO, UNDER DOUBTFUL CIRCUMSTANCES, AIDS IN DEED WHEN DEEDS ARE NECESSARY (A quote from Plautus)
MORES AMICI NOVERIS, NON ODERIS KNOW WELL, BUT TAKE NO OFFENCE AT THE MANNERS OF A FRIEND
MULTAS AMICITIAS SILENTIUM DIREMIT SILENCE BROKE UP MANY FRIENDSHIPS
NEMO COGENDUS AMICUS NOBODY SHOULD BE FORCED TO BE A FRIEND
NEQUE NULLIS SIS AMICUS, NEQUE MULTIS AVOID BEING A FRIEND TO NON OR A FRIEND TO TOO MANY
NIHIL PRETIO PARCO, AMICO DUM OPITULOR I SPARE NO EXPENSE SO LONG AS I CAN SERVE MY FRIEND
NIL EGO CONTULERIM JOCUNDO SANUS AMICO THERE IS NOTHING WHICH, IN MY SENSES, I SHOULD PREFER TO A DEAR FRIEND (A quote from Horace)
NON SUNT AMICI, AMICI QUI DEGUNT PROCUL FRIENDS WHO SPEND TIME APART ARE NOT FRIENDS
NOVOS PARANS AMICOS, NE OBLIVISCERE VETERUM WHEN FINDING NEW FRIENDS DO NOT FORGET THE OLD ONES
OMNIA CUM AMICO DELIBERA, SED DE TE IPSO PRIUS CONSULT YOUR FRIEND ON EVERYTHING, BUT FIRST OF ALL ABOUT YOURSELF (A quote from Seneca)
PARVUM NON PARVAE AMICITIAE PIGNUS A LITTLE PLEDGE OF NO LITTLE FRIENDSHIP
UBI AMICI, IBI OPES WHERE THERE ARE FRIENDS, THERE IS WEALTH
UNUS DEUS, ET PLURES AMICI ONE GOD AND MANY FRIENDS
USQUE AD ARAS AMICUS A FRIEND TO THE ALTARS
VIRI INFORTUNATI PROCUL AMICI THE FRIENDS OF AN UNFORTUNATE MAN ARE FAR AWAY