Latin prases about strength, endurance and victory

These carefully chosen Latin phrases speak of strength, victory and endurance. Suitable for mottos and inspirational engravings. The sources are mostly classical authors and traditional sayings and proverbs. The most modern quote here is a translation of a famous motto from Star Trek.

A fortiori — With yet stronger reason

Amat victoria curam — Victory favors those who take pains

Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria — He conquers twice who in the hour of conquest conquers himself. (Syrus)

Fortes et liber — Strong and free. (motto of Alberta)

Fortes fortuna adiuvat — Fortune favors the brave. (Terence)

Fortiter fideliter forsan feliciter — Bravely, faithfully, perhaps successfully

Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo — Resolutely in action, gently in manner. (To do unhesitatingly what must be done but accomplishing it as inoffensively as possible)

Fortitudine vincimus — By endurance we conquer

Fortius quo fidelius — Strength through loyalty

Dum vita est spes est — While life is, hope is. / While there is life there is hope

Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros — Life is not a bowl of cherries, or, literally, Fire tests gold; adversity tests strong men

Ire fortiter quo nemo ante iit — To boldly go where no man has gone before. (Star Trek)

Luctor et emergo — I struggle but I'll survive

Non est ad astra mollis e terris via — There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. (Seneca)

Perpetuo vincit qui utitur clementia — He is forever victor who employs clemency. (Syrus)

Ubi concordia, ibi victoria — Where is the unity, there is the victory. (Publius Syrus)

Vincere est totum — To win is everything

Victoria, non praeda — Victory, not loot

Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona — Brave men lived before Agamemnon. (heroism exists even if it's not recorded)

Volens et potens — Willing and able

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