hic manebimus optime

here we'll stay excellently


According to Titus Livius the phrase was pronounced by Marcus Furius Camillus, addressing the senators who intended to abandon the city, invaded by Gauls, circa 390 BC. It is used today to express the intent to keep one's position even if the circumstances appear adverse.


  • hiche, it, she, the latter, this
  • optimeas best one can