it shall strengthen me that which has failed to destroy me

By insaneco, in 'English to Latin Translation', Dec 12, 2010.

  1. insaneco New Member

    just curious now on a retake of the old "that which doesn't kill will make me stronger" everyone likes . . . . . .

    it shall strengthen that which fails to destroy

    or would this even been a valid quote?
  2. deudeditus Civis Illustris

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    Re: it shall strengthen that which fails to destroy

    i don't know what you mean in asking if it's even a valid quote. if somebody said it and you quote it, then it's valid. it has a different feel to it than "what doesn't kill me makes me stronger." it seems that a tyrant or warlord would say "he shall strengthen that which he fails to destroy." you know, as a reason to support total war or something. :banana:

    confirmat quod non deleat - he strengthens that which he doesn't destroy.
    confirmabit quod non deleverit/deleat - he will strengthen that which he hasn't destroyed/isn't destroying.
    (tenses? :brickwall2: i don't feel like checking and dangit, i'm not sure. :oops: )

    anyway, wait for others to comment, and trust their judgement over mine.
    edit: oh, maybe ruit? confirmat quod non ruat.
  3. insaneco New Member

    Re: it shall strengthen that which fails to destroy

    thanks for that but you have brought to my attention that I may not have worded it correctly, :roll: so my bad on that - it wasn't meant as you took it but I totally see how you did take it as a warlord quote etc - lol :hysteric: lol - so let me try to reword it again:

    it shall strengthen me that which has failed to destroy me

    hope this reads better . . . . . . .
  4. Adamas New Member

    Re: it shall strengthen that which fails to destroy

    me confirmabit quod illud me destruere non potuerit

    or just

    quod non me destruit, me nutrit
  5. insaneco New Member

    thank you kindly - much appreciated

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