Animus in consulendo liber.

Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2008 09:22 am
This phrase can be found on a wall in the Unied Nation's assembly room.
Could anyone help me with its proper translation? The phrase was originally written on a back of pew in a medieval Italian church.
Steve H. from Chicago, IL
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Region Philbis
Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2008 09:29 am

found this --
[6] MN: Eis fuit domi industria, foris justum imperium, animus in

consulendo liber; neque libidini, neque delicto obnoxius. Salustius.

["They had industry at home, a just rule abroad, in counsel an

independent spirit subject neither to passion nor to crime." Sallust,

Bellum. Catilinae, chap. lii.]

(about 3/4 down the page)

more info here
Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 08:08 pm
@Region Philbis,
Thank you for your help!
Steve H.
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Alex Lawani
Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 03:45 am
FYI, this is the official motto of NATO, and it is on the wall of the main meeting room of the Alliance in Brussels. So it's NATO, not UN.
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Jonas Barbosa
Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2015 08:54 am
EspĂ­rito livre para decidir.
Free spirit to decide.
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