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Nec Temere, Nec Timide is a latin phrase, which translates to “Neither rashly nor timidly”. Its exact origin is unknown, but through time it has been used by several families.[1] It is best known as the motto of the Dano-Norwegian naval hero Niels Juel, who supposedly used it first at the dawn of July 1, 1677, just before the Battle of Køge Bay. Today, it serves as a motto by various institutions:


  1. ^ "Latin Proverb of the Day: Nec temere, nec timide". Retrieved 2008-12-21. 


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