“Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nisi quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare.”
I was involved in a little discussion on my FB wall with a friend of mine on Newton’s Laws of Motion when I inadvertedly typed “straight lin emotion” instead of “straight line motion”… Our discussion quickly switched to how the three laws were largely symptomatic of human behavior. After several back and forths, we finally agreed on this interpretation…
Every human being will stay in a state of like, hate or neutral feeling except insofar as he/she is enticed to change state by force (yarnings, doings, levels, money etc) impressed…….
More seriously though, the true interpretation of the latin is
“Every body perseveres in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed”.