Ad astra per aspera. Translated: "to the stars through difficulties".
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim, the very roughness only stimulates the climber to steadier and steadier steps, till that legend of the rough places fulfills itself at last, "per aspera ad astra, over steep ways to the stars.Bishop W. C. Doane, p. 588. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
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