UK Latin University Mottoes

When not in English, university mottoes are usually in Latin, reflecting the origin of universities in mediaeval institutions in which Latin was very prominent.

Here are mottos of various colleges and universities in the United Kingdom.

 Latin Phrases

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

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

 Latin Phrases

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).