una salus victis nullam sperare salutem

the only safety for the conquered is to hope for no safety


Less literally, "the only safe bet for the vanquished is to expect no safety". Preceded by moriamur et in media arma ruamus ("let us die even as we rush into the midst of battle") in Virgil's Aeneid, book 2, lines 353


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