I am creating a motto on an emblem, and I want to use that phrase.....Focus and Perservere.....in Latin as my motto. Hence the need for the phrase in classic Latin.


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The "persevere" part has been discussed in a recent post. For "focus," the verb animadvertere comes to mind (= animum advertere). So perhaps Animadvertito atque obdura.

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    Out of curiosity, why do you change tenses in the imperatives?
    – brianpck
    Commented Mar 19, 2021 at 1:24
  • Animadvertito sounds better to me than -verte. The categorization as "future" imperative is, in my mind, rather theoretical.
    – Batavulus
    Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 11:30

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