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7 Latin Phrases about Finding Strength within Yourself ...

By Holly

You're much stronger than you give yourself credit for. I mean, haven't you survived all of the hardships that you've faced so far in life? It takes a lot of guts to deal with the craziness the world throws at us. If you still consider yourself weak, despite all the things you've made it through, here are a few motivational Latin phrases about finding strength within yourself:

1 Non Est Ad Astra Mollis E Terris via

This means, "The road from earth to the stars is not easy." There's a similar phrase, "Facilis descensus averno," which means, "the way to hell is easy." Both phrases mean that it's much easier to take the wrong path in life than it is to take the right one. So even though it's easier to cheat off of a test or copy your friends homework than it is to do it on your own, you should take the right path, not the easy one.

2 Dum Vita Est, Spes Est

This means, "While there is life, there is hope
." So even when your life feels like it's going nowhere, you need to remember that you're lucky just to be alive. It sounds cliche, but as long as you're still breathing, you have the capability of changing your own life. All it takes is a little courage.

3 Luctor Et Emergo

This means, "I struggle and emerge." You probably hate all the hard work you have to do as a student or intern, but the only way to climb the ladder of success is to start from the bottom. Right now, you're stuck bringing coffee to your boss, but eventually you'll be the one sipping on lattes. It's only a matter of time.

4 A Posse Ad Esse

This means, "from possibility to actuality." Never assume that your dreams are unrealistic. After all, the first step to accomplishing anything is to daydream about it. So even though the idea of you becoming a published author is only a possibility at the moment, it can turn into an actuality if you try hard enough.

5 Quod Cito Acquiritur Cito Perit

This means, "What is quickly gained is quickly lost." In other words, nothing good in life comes easy. If you're given a record deal without even singing in front of anyone, then you're probably getting scammed. Becoming a star takes a lot of time and energy, which means that you won't be able to become famous overnight.

6 Alis Volat Propris

This means, "she flies with her own wings." A similar quote is "Alis grave nil," which means, "Nothing is heavy to those who have wings." Both phrases remind you that you're the one in charge of your own life. When you're down, you can't look for a prince to pull you off the ground. You have to be able to rescue yourself, because you're the only one you can really rely on.

7 Vincit Qui Se Vincit

This means, "He conquers who conquers himself." In other words, you're your own biggest critic. Once you're able to say that you're proud of yourself, then your job is done. So stop trying to impress others and start trying to impress yourself.

You're stronger than you think you are, and you'll prove it to yourself once hard times hit. Do you know how to say anything else in Latin?

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