esse quam videri

Latin phrase

es·​se quam vi·​de·​ri ˈe-sā-ˌkwäm-wi-ˈdā-rē How to pronounce esse quam videri (audio)
: to be rather than to seem
motto of North Carolina

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“Esse quam videri.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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