"To Be Rather Than To Seem": Antique Brass Ball Chain

"To Be Rather Than To Seem": Antique Brass Ball Chain

2 in stock
$35.00
Description

Handcrafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the Latin phrase ESSE QUAM VIDERI, which means “To be, rather than to seem.” ESSE QUAM VIDERI is the state motto of North Carolina, and the phrase originated with Cicero's essay "Friendship." The English word "essence" comes from the Latin root ESSE and describes something's intrinsic nature that determines its character. Many wear disguises we have all learned at some point. This motto is a call to live out life as your true self, rather than create a mask to hide behind, and to define your character by shaping and showing your fundamental nature. If you feel that your natural state of being is not up to your own standards, this phrase can serve as encouragement to grow into the person that you want to be.

 

27" Chain.