Latin Mottoes

Latin language mottoes.

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quoqunque jeceris stabit – Whichever Way You Throw It, It Will Stand

quoqunque jeceris stabit Whithersoever You Throw It, It Will Stand Motto of the Isle of Man, a self-governing crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and Northern Ireland.  The earliest examples of the Latin motto come from the island’s coinage in the late 17th century.  

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libertas – Freedom

libertas Freedom  

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montis insignia calpe – Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar (motto)

montis insignia calpe – Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar (motto)

  montis insignia calpe Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar Motto of Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory) This coat of arms was given to Gibraltar by Isabella I of Castile. After the territory was passed back to the Spanish Crown in 1501, the queen issued a Royal Warrant granting Gibraltar the coat of arms and motto […]

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deo juvante – with God’s Help (motto of Monaco)

deo juvante With God’s help (motto of Monaco)

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Joannes est nomen eius – John Is His Name (Motto of Puerto Rico)

Joannes est nomen ejus or:  Ioannes est nomen eius or:  Iohannes est nomen eius John is his name (Motto of Puerto Rico)

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esse quam videri – to Be Rather than to Seem (Motto of N. Carolina)

esse quam videri To be rather than to seem (Motto of North Carolina and many other groups/organizations)

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sapientia superat moras – Wisdom Overcomes Difficulty (Bolton Institute Motto)

sapientia superat moras Wisdom overcomes difficulty (Motto of Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Bolton, UK).

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denique caelum – Heaven at Last

denique caelum Heaven at last (battle cry of the Crusaders)

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civilitas successit barbarum – Civilization succeeds barbarism

civilitas successit barbarum Civilization succeeds barbarism (motto of Minnesota, US)

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deo optimo maximo (d.o.m) – for God, the Best and Greatest

Deo Optimo Maximo (D.O.M.) For God, the best and greatest (motto of the Benedictines)

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ad majorem dei gloriam – to the Greater Glory of God

ad majorem dei gloriam To the greater glory of God (motto of the Jesuits)  

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semper paratus – Always Ready

semper paratus Always ready

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semper fidelis – Always Faithful

semper fidelis Always faithful (or always loyal) (Motto of the United States Marine Corps)

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terras irradient – Let them illumine the earth (Motto of Amherst College)

terras irradient Let them illumine the earth (Motto of Amherst College) nil sine magno labore Nothing without great effort. (Motto of Brooklyn College) in deo speramus In God we trust. (Motto of Brown University) respice, adspice, prospice Look back, look to the present, look to the future. (Motto of City College of New York) in […]

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diat deus – God Enriches (Motto of Arizona)

diat deus God enriches (Motto of Arizona) regnat populus The people rule (Motto of Arkansas) eureka! I’ve found it! (Motto of California) nil sine numine Nothing without God (Motto of Colorado) qui transtulit sustinet He who came across, holds up. (Motto of Connecticut) iustitia omnibus Justice for all. (Motto of District of Columbia) esto perpetua […]

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splendor sine occasu – Splendour Without Diminishment (Motto of BC, Canada)

splendor sine occasu Splendour Without Diminishment British Columbia’s provincial motto was designed by Rev. Arthur Beanlands and was first adopted in 1895.

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initium sapientiae timor domini – the Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom (U of Aberdeen Motto)

initium sapientiae timor domini The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Motto of University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland).

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Domine, dirige nos – Lord, Direct Us

Domine, dirige nos Lord, direct us (Motto of London, UK)

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tuum est – It Is Yours (UBC Motto)

  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (UBC): Tuum est “It’s up to you” or “It’s yours” Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Sapientia et Doctrina Stabilitas (Wisdom and Knowledge Shall be the Stability of Thy Times) Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: Veritas ad Deum ducit – truth leads to God […]