What's The Translation To Latin: `Grab Them By The Balls And Their Hearts And Minds Will Follow`?


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A direct translation of the phrase "grab them by the balls and their hearts and minds
will follow" into Latin would be "animum per globos iaculis sequetur," but this might not carry across the intended meaning.

As 'grab' and 'balls' are more modern and informal words that may not have been used in Roman times, we might instead say

"hold them by the testicles and their hearts and
minds will follow", or in Latin, "testes et eisdem sequetur animum."  In this context, 'et eisdem' means 'and the same', 'sequetur' is 'follows', 'animum' means mind, and you can probably guess what 'testes' means!     

More Latin Quotes of Courage

"Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo" - this is a quote by Virgil (bust pictured above), and means "If I cannot soften those above, I will provoke those below."

"fortes fortuna iuvat" - "fortune favors the brave."

vincere aut mori" - "to conquer or to die."

viam inveniam aut faciam" - "I'll either find a way or make one."

If you're taking a trip back to ancient Rome, why not watch this film and learn a few inspiring phrases?

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