Dusty Phrases

Hi! Welcome to “Dusty Phrases.” You will find below an ancient phrase in one language or another, along with its English translation. You may also find the power to inspire your friends or provoke dread among your enemies.

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Potius Mori Quam Foedari


Rather death before dishonor.

This phrase and derivations of it are commonly used in heraldry or as family a motto.