nil desperandum is the watch-word which flashes down the ranks of our men, even in the tightest corners.
Nothing succeeds—sometimes—like the logic of nil desperandum.
nil desperandum; keep up your courage, and all will go well.
nil desperandum is a good motto, and Nil admirari, is another.
Our flag, whose motto ends with this, may well begin, 'nil desperandum—'Never despair.'
On another occasion, about the same time, he said: "nil desperandum de republica is a sound principle."
"nil desperandum, Christo duce," said the preacher; and thus heartened, the little fleet set sail on its triumphant journey.
nil desperandum seems to be the popular motto, amalgamated with the David Crocket principle, enlarged and improved.
But Seattle is better for the disaster, and stands to-day a monument to the "nil desperandum" policy of its leaders.
He failed twice, but was then successful, and placed on his work the appropriate motto, nil desperandum.