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Omnia numquam tan aspera sunt quam videntur

English translation: All things are never as hard as they seem

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Latin term or phrase:Omnia numquam tam aspera sunt quam videntur
English translation:All things are never as hard as they seem
Entered by: Cassandra Greer
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11:58 Jul 1, 2004
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History
Latin term or phrase: Omnia numquam tan aspera sunt quam videntur
An estate sale for George Christian, former press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, provided an aquaintance of mine a beautifully hand-calligraphied desk sign in Latin. Mr. Christian was also a writer, and it would be fun to know the meaning of a phrase that so inspired him.
Cassandra Greer
Local time: 20:34
All things are never as hard as they seem
Explanation:
"Tam" instead of "tan"
Selected response from:

irat56
France
Local time: 20:34
Grading comment
Sorry it took so long! But I was confering with others about other translations of this as well. This one won against the others as well. Thanks so much!

Cass :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +10All things are never as hard as they seem
irat56


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +10
All things are never as hard as they seem


Explanation:
"Tam" instead of "tan"

irat56
France
Local time: 20:34
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Sorry it took so long! But I was confering with others about other translations of this as well. This one won against the others as well. Thanks so much!

Cass :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  neilgouw
3 mins
  -> Merci!

agree  David Hollywood: or: Things are never as bad/harsh as they seem
13 mins
  -> Absolutely! Thanks!

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
22 mins
  -> Merci Vicky!

agree  Cristina Moldovan do Amaral
55 mins
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agree  Andrea Kopf: with David
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agree  Estella
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agree  Chinoise
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agree  Joseph Brazauskas
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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agree  Laszlo Jarecsni
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