ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas

though the power be lacking, the will is to be praised all the same


From Ovid, Epistulae ex Ponto (III, 4, 79).


  • tamenbut, for all that, however, nevertheless, nothwithstanding, still, yet
  • voluntasgood will, inclination, last will, meaning, purpose, sense, testament, will, wish