It doesn't matter how low the fall is, but how high the rebound is

Dskillz

New Member
Hi. Please i need help with a translation for a tattoo. This is the phrase:

"It doesn't matter how low the fall is, but how high the rebound is"

If any professional or someone who knows can help me, I will be very grateful.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Hi,

I would suggest:

Non refert quam humiliter cadatur, sed quam alte resiliatur.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
Impersonal passives to keep it objective, right?
Someone change the thread title.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
Oh, just wanted to make sure that you used the impersonal passive as no personal subject was mentioned in the OP.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Ah, then yes.
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima
This sounded tantalizingly familiar, and finally I remembered where I'd seen something like it before -- Thyestes: magis unde cadas quam quo refert.

Not quite the same sentiment, but the same sort of idea at any rate.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
As for myself, it reminded me of Cicero's non recordor unde ceciderim sed unde surrexerim. ;)
 
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