What Is The Latin Translation Of, "To Yourself, Be True"?


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Matt Friend answered
“Be true to yourself"  can be translated into Latin as follows:

1”Tuam sequere naturam ”
if the phrase "Be true to yourself" means that you know your values, and are guided in all things by your own conscience.

2- "Verum dic tibi ipsi"
if the sentence “Be true to yourself” means that you tell the  truth even to yourself, without  hesitation.

3-“Tibi ipsi fidelis esto”
if the sentence “Be true to yourself” means  adhering firmly and devotedly to yourself.
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Anonymous answered
You should probably be aware that you're quoting Shakespeare. Polonius in Hamlet. There's a bit of a joke there: The doting, fussing Polonius is sending his son off in a torrent of platitudes.

Better to look in Greek, as Shakespeare was more of a Greek scholar.
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Anonymous answered
That previous translation by Micci is entirely wrong!! "Ut vestri exsisto verus" is pure gibberish (it means something like: 'In order to of yours true I am'). A proper translation would look more like: Tibi exsiste verum; however, I'm not 100% sure of this either. I am currently in my 5th year of Latin in school, but most of my practice is Latin to English, not English to Latin translation.

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