ad astra per aspera

Latin phrase
ad as·​tra per as·​pe·​ra | \ ad-ˈa-strə-ˌpər-ˈa-spə-rə How to pronounce ad astra per aspera (audio) \

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: to the stars through hardships motto of Kansas

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“Ad astra per aspera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20astra%20per%20aspera. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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