List of Mottos

List of Mottos:


Cultural, Philanthropic & Scientific
Amsterdam Zoo: Natura Artis Magistra (Nature is the teacher of art)
Monarchist League of Canada: Fidelitate Coniuncti (Loyalty Binds Us)
Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy): Limpia, fija y da Esplendor (Spanish: Clean, fixes
and gives shine)
Royal Society: Nullius in verba (On the word of no one)
South African Museum: Semper aliquid novi Africa affert (Africa is always producing some novelty)
Swedish Academy: Snille och Smak (Swedish: Talent and Taste)

Public Service & Youth Service
Air Training Corps: Venture, Adventure
Boy Scouts: Be Prepared
Boys' Brigade: Sure and Stedfast (Old spelling)
Civil Air Patrol: Semper Vigilans (Always Vigilant)
Cub Scouts Do Your Best
Girls' Brigade: Seek, serve and follow Christ
New Zealand Air Training Corps: We Train to Serve
Rotary International: Service Above Self
Girl Scouts: Be Prepared

Police & Public Safety

Los Angeles Police Department: To Protect and to Serve
New South Wales Police: Culpam Poena Premit Comes (Punishment Follows Close on Guilt)
New York Police Department: Fidelis ad Mortem (Faithful unto Death)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Maintiens le droit (We maintain the Right / Uphold the law)
San Francisco Police Department: Oro en Paz/Fierro en Guerra (Spanish for Gold in Peace/Iron in War)
Thames Valley Police: Sit pax in valle tamesis (Let there be peace in the Thames Valley)
Trinity House: Trinitas in unitate (United in the Trinity)
Girl Scouts: Scouts Honour

Sport & Competition

Arsenal F.C.: Victoria Concordia Crescit (victory comes from harmony)
FC Barcelona: El Barça és més que un club (Barça is more than a club)
Fédération Internationale des Échecs: Gens una sumus (We are one people)
Feyenoord Rotterdam: Geen woorden maar daden (No words but deeds)
Gentlemen's Basketball League, The: Exsisto Validus. Fulcio Alius. (Be Strong. Strengthen Others.)
Llanelli Wanderers RFC: Cyfeillach trwy Grwydro (Friendship Through Wandering)
Paralympic Games: Spirit in Motion
Olympic Games: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)
Sport Lisboa e Benfica: E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one)


Ba'ath Party: Wahdah, Hurriyah, Ishtirrakiyah (Unity, Freedom, Socialism)
Christian Democracy (Italy): Libertas
ETA: Bietan jarrai (Basque: Keep up on both)
La Francophonie: égalité, complémentarité, solidarité (equality, complementarity, and solidarity).
Muslim Brotherhood: Allah Akbar, Wa Lellah Al Hamd (God is Greater, and Thanks to God)
Palestinian Intifada: Justice, Freedom and Peace. [1] (
Women's Social and Political Union: Deeds not words
Zapatista Army of National Liberation: Ya Basta
Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League: One God! One Aim! One Destiny!
Women's Institute: For Home and Country
Heritage & Historical
Daughters of the American Revolution: God, Home, and Country
United Daughters of the Confederacy: Love, Live, Pray, Think, Dare


Benedictine Order: ora et labora (pray and work)
Cartellverband der katholischen deutschen Studentenverbindungen: In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas (In need unite, in doubt be free, in all things charity)
Dominican Order: Veritas (Truth)
Jewish Defense League: Never Again
Katholische Academische Verbindung Lovania Leuven: Semper Excelsius (Always do your best); Der Geist lebt in uns allen (The Spirit lives in us all)
Knights Hospitaller: Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum (Support the faithful and serve the poor)
Knights Templar: Non nobis Domine, non nobis; sed Nomini tuo da gloriam (Not to us, Lord, Not to us ; but your name give glory.)
Salvation Army: Blood and Fire
Society of Jesus: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God)


Adidas: Impossible is Nothing
Apple Computer: Think Different
Audi: Vorsprung durch Technik (Advantage through technique)
BBC: Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation
Dell: Easy as Dell
Google: Search, Ads and Apps (before: Don't be evil)
Harrods: Omnia Omnibus Ubique (All Things, For All People, Everywhere)
Intel: Leap Ahead
Infosys: Win in the flat world
LG: Life's Good.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Ars Gratia Artis (Art for Art's Sake)
Microsoft: Where do you want to go today? / Your potential, our passion.
Motorola: Hellomoto
Nokia: Connecting People
Nike: Just do it
Nutella: Che mondo sarebbe senza nutella
Sony: Like No Other
Tesco: Every Little Helps
Toyota: Oh What a Feeling


Rothschild family: Concordia, Integritas, Industria, (Unity, Integrity, Diligence)
House of Savoy: FERT
: Honour Before Glory


Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland: In somno securitas (In sleep there is safety)
American Board of Ophthalmology: Ex Obscuris Lux (From Darkness, Light)
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland: omnes ab omnibus discamus (Let us learn all things from everybody)
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists: Corpus curare spiritumque (To care for the body and its breath of life)
Canadian Association of General Surgeons: Sapientia Manaque Apta (Wisdom and a Skillful Hand)
Canadian Orthopaedic Association: Pietate, Arte et Scientia Corrigere (With compassion, skill and knowledge we correct, straighten or set right)
Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India. Mens sana in corpora sano (Healthy mind in a healthy body)
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons: Vincat Scientia Morbos (Let knowledge conquer disease)
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Excellence in women's health
Royal College of Anaesthetists: Divinum sedare dolorem (It is divine to alleviate pain)
Royal College of General Practitioners: Cum Scientia Caritas (Scientific knowledge applied with
Royal College of Midwives: Vita donum dei (Life is the gift of God)
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Super Ardua (Let us overcome our difficulties)
Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Ut Omnes Videant (So That All May See)
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: Hereditas Domini filii (Children are a heritage from the Lord)
Royal College of Psychiatrists: Let Wisdom Guide
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Consilio Manuque (Scholarship and Dexterity)
Royal Pharmaceutical Society: Habenda ratio valetudinis (We must pay attention to our health)
ZAKA: Hessed Shel Emet "True kindness"


International Thespian Society: Act well your part. There all the honor lies.
Sailor Moon: In the name of the moon, I will punish you.
Billie Joe Armstrong: School is practice for the future, practice makes perfect, nobody's perfect so why practice?

Military & Governmental

Main article: List of Military Unit Mottoes by Country
Apollo 13: Ex luna, scientia (from the Moon, knowledge),
United States Marine Corps (USMC): Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)
National Security Agency (NSA): Anything is possible, the impossible just takes longer.
Ontario Regiment of Canada - Canadian Armed Forces Armoured Reserve Regiment: "Fidelus Paradus" (Faithful & Prepared)

Orders of Knighthood by Country

Order of Canada: Desiderantes meliorem patriam ("They desire a better country")
Order of the Dannebrog: Gud og Kongen (God and the King)
Legion of Honor: Honneur et Patrie (Honor and Fatherland)
Order of the Redeemer: Η ΔΕΞΙΑ ΣΟΥ ΧΕΙΡ, ΚΥΡΙΕ, ΔΕΔΟΞΑΣΤΑΙ ΕΝ ΙΣΧΥΙ (In Your right hand, Lord, the power and the glory)
Spain/Holy Roman Empire / Austro-Hungarian Empire
Order of the Golden Fleece: Pretium Laborum Non Vile (Not a bad reward for labor)
Order of William: Voor Moed - Beleid - Trouw (For Courage - Leadership - Loyalty)
Order of the Netherlands Lion: Virtus Nobilitat (Virtue Ennobles)
New Zealand
New Zealand Order of Merit: For Merit/Tohu Hiranga
Order of the White Eagle: Za Ojczyznę i Naród (For Fatherland and Nation)
Russian Empire
Order of St. Andrew: Za Veru i Vernost (For Faithfulness and Loyalty)
Order of St. George: Za Sluzhbu i Khrabrost (For Service and Bravery)
Yurtta Sulh, Cihanda Sulh, Turkish: "Peace at Home, Peace in the World" - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

United Kingdom
Order of the Garter: Honi soit qui mal y pense (French: "Shame whomever thinks it evil")
Order of the Thistle: Nemo me impune lacessit ("No one cuts me with impunity")
Order of the Bath: Tria juncta in uno ("Three joined into One" - implies both the Trinity and the three
kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland)
Order of St Michael and St George: Auspicium melioris aevi ("Token of a better age")
Royal Victorian Order: Victoria ("Victory")
Order of the British Empire: For God and the Empire
Order of the Companions of Honour: In Action Faithful And In Honour Clear
Order of St Patrick: Quis separabit? ("Who will separate us?")
Order of the Star of India: Heaven's light our guide
Order of the Indian Empire: Imperatricis auspiciis (Under the auspices of the Empress)
Order of Gonzaga College: Semper et ubique fidelis (Always and everywhere faithful)


Aberdeen: Bon Accord
Adelaide: Ut Prosint Omnibus Conjuncti (United for the common good)
Amersham: Res Gestae Res Futurae (Things Past, Things Future)
Amsterdam:Valor, Resolution, and Mercy
Arbroath: Propter libertatem
Ashford: With Stronger Faith
Austin, Texas: Keep Austin Weird
Aylesbury Vale: Concordia Prorsum (Forward In Harmony)
Ballyclare: Industria et Probitate (By Work and Integrity)
Baltimore: Believe
Bandung: Gemah Ripah Wibawa Mukti (rich soil, prosperous people)
Belfast: Pro tanto quid retribuamus (What shall we give in return for so much)
Blacktown: Progress
Blyth Valley: We Grow by Industry
Boston: Sicut patribus sit deus nobis (God be with us as He was with our fathers)
Bournemouth: Pulchritudo et salubritas (beauty and health)
Braemar: Mak Siccar (Scots: Make sure)
Brentwood, Essex: Ardens Fide (Latin: burning faith)
Brooklyn: Een Draght Mackt Maght (In Unity, There is Strength)
Burnley: Hold To The Truth
Bristol: Virtue et Industria (virtue and hard work)
Chelmsford: Many minds, one heart
Cheltenham: Salubritas et Eruditio (Health and Education)
Chesham: Serve One Another
Cheshire: jure et dignitate gladii (by the law and dignity of the sword)
Chicago, Illinois: Urbs In Horto (City in a Garden)
Chiltern: Freely We Serve
City of London: Domine dirige nos (Lord, direct us)
Clackmannanshire: Leuk aboot ye (Scots)
Clydebank: Labore et Scientia (By Work and by Knowledge)
Cork: Statio Bene Fida Carinis (A Safe Harbour For Ships)
Crewe and Nantwich: Semper Progrediamur (Let us always go forward)
Croydon: Ad Summa Nitamur (Let us strive after perfection)
Darlington: Optima Petamus (Let us seek the best)
Derry: Vita, Veritas, Victoria (Life, Truth, Victory)
Detroit, Michigan: Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus (We hope for better things, it will rise from the ashes)
Dingwall: Salve corona
Douglas, Isle of Man: Kiannoortys cheus thie jeh Kiannoortys (Manx: Government within a Government)
Dublin: Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas (Happy the city where citizens obey)
Dún Laoghaire: Ó Chuan go Sliabh (From the Harbour to the Mountain)
Duns: Duns Dings Aw (Scots)
East Kilbride: Prosper but Dreid
Edinburgh: Nisi Dominus frustra (Except the Lord [keep the city, the watchman waketh] in vain. Psalm 127)
Exeter: Semper fidelis
Falkirk: Touch Ane, Touch Aw - Better meddle wi the Deil than the bairns o Falkirk (Scots)
Forfar: Ut quocunque paratus
Galashiels: Soor Ploums (Scots)
Gateshead: In Unity, Progress
Gdańsk: Nec temere, nec timide (Neither rashly nor timidly)
Gdynia: Gdynia - miasto z morza i marzeń (Polish: Gdynia - a city built of sea and dreams)
Glasgow: Let Glasgow Flourish
Gloucester: Fides invicta triumphat (Unconquered faith triumphs)
Grand Rapids: Motu Viget
Hagley: Let Darkness Stay Below
Halifax, Nova Scotia: E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea)
Harwich: Omnia Bona Bonis (To the good all things are good)
Irvine, North Ayrshire: Tandem bona causa triumphat (The good cause triumphs in the end)
Jedburgh: Strenue et Prospere (With vigour and success)
Kelso: Dae Richt - Fear Nocht (Scots)
Kendal: Pannus mihi panis (wool is my bread)
Kinross: Siccar (Scots: Sure)
Kolkatta ( Calcutta ) :Purosree Bibardhan (Bengali: Progress of the city)
Lambeth: Spectemur Agendo (Let us be regarded according to our conduct)
Leeds: Pro Rege et Lege (For King and Law)
Leicester: Semper Eadem (always the same)
Lerwick: Dispecta est et Thule
Lichfield: Salve, magna parens (Hail great Mother)
Limerick: Urbs Antiqua Fuit Studiisque Asperrima Belli (an ancient city well versed in the arts of war)
Lisburn: Ex Igne Resurgam (I will arise from the fire)
Liverpool: Not For Ourselves, But For The Whole World
Łódź: Ex navicula navis (Big boat out of a small one)
London: Domine dirige nos (Lord direct us)
Mablethorpe: Amoeniora Litora Nostra (Our shores are more delightful)
Marseille : Actibus immensis urbs fulget Massiliensis (By her great deeds, Marseille shines in the world)
Melbourne: Vires acquirit eundo (we gather strength as we go)
Mumbai: Yato Dharmastato Jaya (यतो धम����ततो जय) (Sanskrit: Where there is Righteousness, there shall
be Victory). Also pre-independence moto: Urbs Primis in Indis (India's first city)
Merton: Stand Fast In Honour And Strength
Middlesbrough: Erimus (We shall be)
Milton Keynes: By Knowledge Design And Understanding
Minneapolis, Minnesota: En Avant (Forward)
Montreal: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony)
Nelson, New Zealand: Palmam qui meruit ferat (Let him, who has earned it, bear the palm)
New Forest: Old Yet Ever New
Newport: Terra Marique (By land and sea)
Norwich: Do different
Northwich: Sal est vita (Salt is life)
Oldham: Sapere aude (Have courage to be wise)
Ottawa: Advance Ottawa
Oxford: Fortis est veritas (Truth is strong)
Palm Bay: A Perfect Place to Grow
Paris : Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed by the waves, she does not founder)
Penwith: Kensa ha Dewetha (Cornish: First and Last)
Peterborough: Upon This Rock
Philadelphia: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue)
Plymouth: Turris fortissima est nomen Jehovah (the name of Jehovah is the strongest tower)
Pontefract: Post Mortem Patris pro Filio (Held after the death of the Father for the Son)
Port Glasgow: Ter et Quarter anno Revisens Aequor Atlanticum Impune (Three and four times a year revisiting the Atlantic with impunity)
Portsmouth: Heaven's Light Our Guide
Provo, Utah: America's Most Liveable City
Quebec City, Quebec: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put God's gift to good use)
Redbridge: In Unity Progress
Regina: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish)
Restormel: Ro An Mor Hag An Tyr (Cornish: From the sea and from the land)
Richmond, Virginia: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Such is the way to the Stars)
Romsey: Quae Recta Tene
Rosehearty: Tyauve awa Rosehearty (Scots)
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: Quam Bonum In Unum Habitare (What a good thing it is to dwell together in unity)
Rugby, Warwickshire: Floreat Rugbeia Major (May Greater Rugby Flourish)
Rushmoor: Strength in Unity
Saint John, New Brunswick: O Fortunati Quorum Jam Moenia Surgunt (O Fortunate Ones Whose Walls
Are Now Rising/O Happy They, Whose Promised Walls Already Rise)
San Francisco: Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra (Gold in Peace, Iron in War)
São Paulo: Non ducor, duco (Latin: I am not led, I lead)
Selkirk: At spreta incolumem vita defendere famam
Sheffield: Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit (With God's help our labour is successful)
Shoreditch: More Light, More Power
South Buckinghamshire: Consilio Et Animis (By wisdom and courage)
South Cambridgeshire: Niet Zonder Arbyt (Dutch: Nothing without work)
Southend-on-Sea: Per Mare Per Ecclesiam (By the Sea and By the Church)
Spelthorne: Ad Solem Prospicimus (We shall look forward to the day)
St Andrews: Dum spiro spero (While I Breathe I Hope)
Sutton: Per ardua in fide servite Deo (through difficulties serve God in faith)
Test Valley: Deo Teste Valeamus (With God as our witness, let us be strong)
Thurrock: Secundum Tamesim Quovis Gentium (By the Thames to all peoples of the World)
Thurso: Wark tae God (Scots)
Torbay: Salus Et Felicitas (Health and happiness)
Toronto: Diversity Our Strength
Tunbridge Wells: Do Well Doubt Not
Waltham Abbey: Sanctae Nomine Crucis (by the name of the Holy Cross)
Waltham Forest: Fellowship Is Life
Warsaw: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms), Semper invicta (Always invincible)
Waterford: Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia (Waterford remains the untaken city)
West Wiltshire: Know Thy Contree
Westminster: Custodi Civitatem Domine (Guard the City, O Lord)
Wigan: Ancient and Loyal
Winnipeg, Manitoba: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of a Host)
Wolverhampton: Out of darkness, cometh light
Valletta: Citta Umilissima (The most humble city)
Żebbuġ, Malta: Semper Virens (Evergreen)

British Counties

Anglesey: Môn Mam Cymru (Anglesey mother of Wales)
Angus: Lippen on Angus (Scots)
Bedfordshire: Constant Be
Brecknockshire: Undeb Hedd Llwyddiant (unity, peace, prospertiy)
Buckinghamshire: Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum (no stepping back)
Caernarfonshire: Cadernid Gwynedd (the strength of Gwynedd)
Cambridgeshire: Per undas, per agros (Through waves, through fields)
Cardiganshire/Ceredigion: Golud Gwlad Rhyddid (A nation's wealth is freedom)
Carmarthenshire (also of Dyfed): Rhyddid gwerin ffyniant gwlad (A free people a prosperous country)
Cheshire: Jure et dignitate gladii (By the right and dignity of the sword)
Clackmannanshire: Leuk aboot ye
Clwyd: Tarian cyfiawnder Duw (The shield of justice is God)
Cornwall: One And All
Cumberland: Perfero (I carry through)
Cumbria: Ad montes oculos levavi (I shall lift up mine eyes unto the mountains)
Denbighshire: Duw a digion (God is sufficient)
Derbyshire: Bene consulendo (By good counsel)
Devon: Auxilio Divino (By divine aid)
Dorset: Who's Afear'd
East Riding of Yorkshire: Tradition and Progress
Fife: Virtute et opera (By virtue and by industry)
Flintshire: Gorou tarian, cyfiawnder (The best shield is justice)
Glamorganshire: A ddioddefws a orfu (he that endureth, overcometh)
Herefordshire: Pulchra Terra Dei Donum (This fair land is the gift of god)
Hertfordshire: Trust and fear not
Huntingdonshire: Labore Omnia Florent (By work everything flourishes)
Isle of Wight: All this beauty is of God
Kent: Invicta ("Unconquered")
Lancashire: In Concilio Consilium (In counsel is wisdom)
Leicestershire: For'ard For'ard
Lincolnshire: Perseverance vincit (Perseverance conquers)
Merionethshire Tra Mor Tra Meirion (while the sea lasts, so shall Merionethshire)
Monmouthshire: Utrique fidelis (faithful to both)
Montgomeryshire: Powys paradwys Cymru (Powys paradise of Wales)
Northamptonshire: Rosa Concordiae Signum (The Rose – Emblem of Harmony)
Northumberland: Northumberland
Nottinghamshire: Sapienter proficiens (Progress with wisdom)
Oxfordshire: Sapere Aude (Dare to be wise)
Pembrokeshire: Ex unitate vires (Out of unity is strength)
Radnorshire: Ewch yn Uwch (higher and higher)
Rutland: Multum in Parvo (Much in Little)
Shropshire: Floreat Salopia (Let Salop flourish)
Somerset: Sumorsaete ealle (Old English: All the people of Somerset)
Staffordshire: The knot unites
Suffolk: Opus Nostrum Dirige (Direct Our Work)
Warwickshire: United to serve
Mottos of the Livery Companies of the City of London
Worshipful Company of Barbers: De Praescientia Dei (From the Foreknowledge of God)
Worshipful Company of Butchers: Omnia Subiecisti Sub Pedibus, Oves Et Boves (Thou Hast Put All
Things Under Man's Feet, All Sheep and Oxen)
Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales: True and Fair
Worshipful Company of Clothworkers: My Trust Is in God Alone
Worshipful Company of Cooks: Vulnerati Non Victi (Wounded Not Conquered)
Worshipful Company of Coopers: Love as Brethren.
Worshipful Company of Cutlers: Pour Parvenir A Bonne Foy (To Succeed Through Good Faith)
Worshipful Company of Distillers: Drop as Rain, Distil as Dew
Worshipful Company of Drapers: Unto God Only Be Honour and Glory
Worshipful Company of Dyers: Da Gloriam Deo (Give Glory to God)
Worshipful Company of Fanmakers: Arts and Trade United
Worshipful Company of Fishmongers: All Worship Be To God Only
Worshipful Company of Fletchers: True and Sure
Worshipful Company of Fruiterers: Deus Dat Incrementum (God Gives the Increase)
Worshipful Company of Gardeners: In The Sweat Of Thy Brows Shalt Thow Eate Thy Bread
Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass: Lucem Tuam Da Nobis Deo (O God, Give Us Your Light)
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths: Justitia Virtutem Regina (Justice and Virtue are Queen)
Worshipful Company of Grocers: God Grant Grace
Worshipful Company of Haberdashers: Serve and Obey
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists: Cito (swiftly)
Worshipful Company of Innholders: Hinc Spes Affulget (Hence Hope Shines Forth)
Worshipful Company of Ironmongers: God Is Our Strength
Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards: Corde Recto Elati Omnes (With an Upright Heart All Are Exalted)
Worshipful Company of Management Consultants: Change through Wisdom
Worshipful Company of Mercers: Honor Deo (Honour God)
Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors: Concordia Parvae Res Crescunt (In Harmony Small Things Grow)
Worshipful Company of Musicians: Preserve Harmony
Worshipful Company of Plumbers: Justicia Et Pax (Justice and Peace)
Worshipful Company of Poulters: Remember Your Oath
Worshipful Company of Salters: Sal Sapit Omnia ("Salt seasons everything"; implies that "Wit improves discourse")
Worshipful Company of Skinners: To God Only Be All Glory
Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers: Ecce Agnus Dei Qui Tollit Peccata Mundi (Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away the Sins of the World)
Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers: In God Is All Our Trust
Worshipful Company of Vintners: Vinum Exhilarat Animum (Wine Cheers the Mind)
Worshipful Company of Weavers: Weave Trust With Trust
Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights: God Grant Unity
Worshipful Company of World Traders: Commerce and honest friendship with all
Worshipful Society of Apothecaries: Opiferque Per Orbem Dicor (I Am Called a Bringer of Help
Throughout the World)

Educational institutions

Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg: Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen [John 8:32], (German: The
truth will make you free)
American University: Pro deo et patria (For God and Country)
Amherst College: Terras Irradient (Latin: Let them give light to the world)
Anglo-Chinese School: The Best Is Yet To Be (adapted from poem by Robert Browning)
Athabasca University: Learning for life
Australian National University: Naturam primum cognoscere rerum (Latin: First, to learn the nature of things)
Banting Memorial High School: Quaecumque Optima ([Latin]: "Whatsoever Things Are Best")
Bates College: Amore Ac Studio ([Latin]): "Love of Learning" - Charles Sumner
Bedford School: Floreat schola Bedfordiensis
Benedict College: VERITAS ET VERTUS (Truth and Virtue)
Bilkent University: Veritas (Latin: Truth)
Bishop Cotton Boys School: Nec Dextrorsum Nec Sinistrorsum (Latin: "Neither to the right nor to the left"- Book of Joshua)
Bishop Cotton Girls School: Nec Dextrorsum Nec Sinistrorsum (Latin: "Neither to the right nor to the left" - Book of Joshua)
Bishop Timon HS: fortes in fide (strong in faith)
Blue Coat School, Oldham: Semper Quaereamus Virtutem (Latin: Always let us seek virtue)
Bob Jones University: Petimus Credimus (Latin: We seek, we trust)
Boston College: Aien Aristeuein/αιεν αριστευειν(Greek: Ever to excel); Religioni et bonis artibus (Latin: For religion and the good arts)
Brown University: In deo speramus (Latin: In God we hope)
California Institute of Technology: The truth shall make you free
California State University, Fresno: Lucem Accipe Ut Reddas (Latin: Receive the light that you may give it forth)
Carleton University: Ours the Task Eternal
Carnegie-Mellon University: My Heart Is In The Work
Caulfield Grammar School: Labora Ut Requiescas (Latin: "Work hard so that ye will rest")
Centro de Estudios en Ciencias de la Comunicacion (Mexico): Ad Astra Per Aspera (To the stars with effort)
Chalmers University of Technology: Avancez (French: "Advance")
Christ's College, Cambridge: Souvent me Souvient (French: "I often remember")
Churchill College, Cambridge: Forward
Clark Atlanta University: "I'll Find a Way or Make One" & "Culture for Service"
Clifton College: Spiritus Intus Alit("The Spirit enters us all")
Columbia University: In lumine Tuo videbimus lumen [Psalm 36:10], (Latin: "In thy light shall we see light")
Cornell University: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study"
Culford School: Viriliter Agite Estote Fortes (Latin: "Quit Ye Like Men, Be Strong")
Dalhousie University: Ora et labora (Latin: Pray and work)
Dartmouth College: Vox clamantis in deserto [Luke 3:4], (Latin: "The voice of one crying in the
Devonport High School for Boys: Prorsum Semper Honeste (Latin: "Forwards always proud")
Downing College, Cambridge: Quaerere Verum (Latin: "Seek the truth")
Dulwich College: Detur Gloria Soli Deo (Latin: Let Glory Be Given To God Alone)
École Polytechnique de Montréal: Ut tensio sic vis (Latin: "The power depends on the tension")
École Polytechnique de Paris: Pour la Patrie, les Sciences et la Gloire (French: "For the Country, the Sciences and Glory")
Epping Boys High School: Strive to Achieve
Eton College: Floreat Etona (Latin: "May Eton Flourish")
The Evergreen State College: Omnia Extares (Latin: "Let it all hang out")
Finchley Catholic High School: Da nobis recta sapere (Latin: "Grant that we may be truly wise")
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge: Ex antiquis et novissimis optima (Latin: "the best out of the old and the new")
Florida A&M University: Head, heart, hand, field
Florida Atlantic University: Where Tomorrow Begins
Florida State University: Vires, artes, mores (Latin: Strength, skill, customs)
Fordham University: Sapientia et doctrina (Latin: Wisdom and learning)
Framlingham College, Suffolk: Studio sapientia crescit (Latin: Wisdom grows with study)
Franklin Pierce Law Center: Inspiring Excellence
Free University of Brussels: Scientia vincere tenebras (Conquering darkness by science)
Gateshead Grammar School: Toil No Soil (toil (work)is no disgrace from the poem Works and Days by Hesiod)
Georgetown University: Utraque unum (Latin: "Both and one")
Gothenburg University: Tradita innovare innovata tradere ("A Tradition of Invention, an Inventor of Tradition")
Grant Medical College ,Mumbai,India :Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (Latin : Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body)
Gresham's School: All Worship Be to God Only
Hampshire College: Non Satis Scire (Latin: "To Know Is Not Enough")
Harrow School: Stet Fortuna domus (Latin: "Let fortune of the House stand")
Harbord Collegiate Institute: Virtus et Doctrina
Harvard University: Veritas (Latin: "Truth")
High School of Dundee: Prestante Domino (Latin: "Under the leadership of God)
Homerton College, Cambridge: Respice Finem (Latin: "Look to the end")
Imperial College London: Scientia imperii decus et tutamen (Latin "Knowledge is the adornment and protection of the state")
National Polytechnic Institute (IPN): La técnica al servicio de la patria (Spanish "Tech to the service of the State")
Indiana University: Lux et Veritas (Latin: "Light and Truth")
Indian Institute of Technology:Dnyanam Paramam Dhyeyam (Sanskrit: "Knowledge is the ultimate goal")
Iowa State University: Science with practice
Ipswich School: Semper eadem (Latin: "Always the same")
Jagiellonian University: Plus ratio quam vis (Latin: "Reason means more than power")
Johns Hopkins University: Veritas vos liberabit [John 8:32], (Latin: "The truth will set you free")
Karachi University - Pakistan: رَبِّ زدْنيِ علماً (Arabic: O my Lord! Advance me in Knowledge)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Sedes sapientiae (Latin: "Seat of wisdom")
Karlstad University: Sapere aude (Have courage to be wise)
King's College, Cambridge: Veritas et utilitas (Latin: "Truth and usefulness")
La Trobe University: Qui cherche trouve [Matthew 7:7], (French: "Seek and ye shall find")
Liverpool College: Non solum ingenii, verum etiam virtutis (Latin: "Not only intelligence, but also virtue")
Lund University: Ad utrumque ("Prepared for all")
Macquarie University: And Gladly Teche (Middle English: "And gladly teach"—from The Canterbury Tales)
Magdalene College, Cambridge: Garde ta Foy (Keep your Faith)
Manchester Grammar School: Sapere aude (Have courage to be wise)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Mens et Manus (mind and hand)
McGill University: Grandescunt Aucta Labore (By work all things increase and grow)
McMaster University: Ta panta en Christoi synesteken ("In Christ all things hold together" or "All things cohere in Christ")
Melbourne High School: Honour the Work
Memorial University of Newfoundland: Provehito in altum (Launch forth into the deep)
Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India: Naymatma Balaheen Labhya (Hindi: "Perfection cannot be achieved by the weak")
Monash University: Ancora imparo (I am still learning)
Morehouse College: To Uplift the Human Race Through Responsible Citizenship
National University of the Littoral: Lux Indeficiens (Inextinguishable Light)
National Taiwan University: Cultivate your virtue; advance your intellect; love your country; love your people
New York University: Perstare et praestare (to persevere and to excel)
Northwestern University: Quaecumque Sunt Vera (Latin: Whatsoever things are true)
Oglethorpe University: Nescit cedere (He does not know how to give up)
Ohio Wesleyan University: In lumine tuo videbimus lumen (In Your Light We Shall See the Light)
Perse School: Qui facit per alium facit per se (he who does things for others does things for himself)
Pitzer College: Provida Futuri (Mindful of the Future)
Plymouth State University: Ut Prosim (that I may serve)
Portland State University: Doctrina urbi serviat (Let Knowledge Serve the City)
Purdue University: Education, Research, Service
Princeton University: Dei sub numine viget (Latin: "Under God's power she flourishes")
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
Virtus victrix fortunae (courage is the conqueror of fortune)
Homo et hominis opera partes naturae (both man and the works of man are part of nature)
Queens' College, Cambridge: Floreat Domus (May this House Flourish)
Queen's University, Kingston: Sapientia et Doctrina Stabilitas (Wisdom and Knowledge Shall be the Stability of Thy Times)
Queen Mary's Grammar School: Quas Dederis Solas Semper Habebes Opes (Latin [rough translation]: You only get out what you put in)
Queensland University of Technology: A university for the real world
Raffles Institution: Auspicium Melioris Aevi (Bird-omen of a better age)
Rangitoto College, Auckland: Circumspice (Latin: Look around you)
Ravenscroft School: Audi et Aude (Latin: Learn and dare)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Knowledge and Thoroughness[2] (
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Rhodes College: Truth, Loyalty, Service
Robert College of Istanbul: Post Tenebras Lux (Light After Darkness) and Dominus Illuminatio Mea (The Lord is my Light)
Royal Institute of Technology: Vetenskap och Konst (Science and Art)
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst: Serve to Lead
Royal Military College of Canada: Truth, Duty, Valor
Royal Wolverhampton School: Nisi Dominus frustra
Rugby School: Orando Laborando
Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg: Semper apertus
Rutgers University: Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra (Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also)
Saint Joseph's College, Hong Kong: Labore et Virtute
Saint Joseph's Institution (SJI): Ora et Labora
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London: Knowledge is Power
Scotch College, Melbourne: Deo Patriae litteris ('for God, for country, and for learning')
Scripps College: Incipit vita nova (here begins new life)
Shimer College: Not to be served, but to serve
Selwyn College, Cambridge: ΑΝΔΡΙΖΕΣΘΕ (quit ye like men)
Seton Hall University: Hazard Zet Forward (In spite of all hazards, go forward) - Taken from the Seton family's Coat of Arms (Scotland)
Seoul National University: Veritas lux mea (The truth is my light)
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge: Dieu me garde de calomnie (God preserve me from calumny)
Simon Fraser University: Nous Sommes Prêts (We are Ready)
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School: Te Digna Sequere (follow things worthy of thyself)
Stanford University: Die Luft der Freiheit weht (The wind of freedom blows)
Stamford School: Christ me spede (Christ be with me)
Stetson University: Pro Deo et Veritate (For God and Truth)
Stevens Institute of Technology: Per aspera ad astra (Through adversity to the stars)
St Albans School (Herts, England): Non nobis nati (Born not for ourselves alone)
St Edward's Roman Catholic Church of England School (Poole, Dorset): Learning together
St. Francis Xavier University: Quaecumque Sunt Vera (Latin: Whatsoever things are true)
St. George's Grammar School (Hyderabad) : Perseverance Conquers All Things
St. Mary's High School (Calgary): Mente Manuque (With mind and hand)
Supélec:La science en action
Synge Street CBS : Viriliter Age
Syracuse University: Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat (Knowledge crowns those who seek her)
The Catholic University of America: Deus Lux Mea Est (Latin: God is my light)
The Chafford School, Rainham Essex: Achievement for all through the pursuit of excellence
The John Lyon School: Stet Fortuna domus (Latin: "Let fortune of the House stand")
Thompson Rivers University: Quansem Ilep (Chinook: to strive ahead)
Trinity College, Cambridge: Virtus vera nobilitas (Virtue is the True Nobility)
Trinity Grammar School, Victoria: Viriliter Agite (Act Manfully)
Tsinghua University: Ziqiang buxi, houde zaiwu (Self Discipline and Social Commitment)
Twynham School: Ut Prosim (Latin: that I may serve)
United Negro College Fund: A mind is a terrible thing to waste
West Point: Duty, Honor, Country
University College London: Cuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae (Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward)
University of Aarhus: Solidum petit in profundis
University of Aberdeen: Initium sapientiae Timor Domini (Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom)
University of Alberta: Quaecumque Vera (Latin: Whatsoever things are true)
University of Auckland: Ingenio et labore (Latin: (By natural ability and hard work)
University of Baltimore: Knowledge that Works
University of Birmingham: Per ardua ad alta (through hard work, to the heights)
University of Bradford: Give Invention Light
University of British Columbia: Tuum est ("It is yours")
University of Calgary: Mo shuile togam suas (I will lift up my eyes)
University of California: Fiat Lux (Latin: Let there be light.)
University of Cambridge: Hinc lucem et pocula sacra ([From] here [the university] [we receive] light and sacred draughts [knowledge])
University of Central Florida: Reach for the Stars
University of Chester: Qui docet in doctrina (Latin: he that teacheth, on teaching)
University of Chicago: Crescat scientia; vita excolatur (Latin: Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched)
University of Copenhagen: Adspicit lucem in cælestis (Latin: Seeking light in the heavens)
University of Dundee: Magnificat anima mea dominum (My soul magnifies the Lord)
University of East Anglia: Do different
University of Georgia: Et docere et rerum exquirere causas (Latin: To teach and to inquire into the nature of things)
University of Glasgow: Via, Veritas, Vita (the Way, the Truth, the Life)
University of Guelph: Rerum cognoscere causas (Latin: To learn the meaning of reality)
University of Hawaii: Maluna a'e o na lahui a pau ke ola ke kanaka (Hawaiian: Above all nations is humanity)
University of Hong Kong: Sapientia et Virtus (Latin: Wisdom and Virtue)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Learning and Labor
University of Leicester: Ut Vitam Habeant (so that they may have life)
University of Leiden: Praesidium Libertatis
University of Limerick: Eagna chun gnímh (Wisdom in action)
University of Lincoln: Excellentia per studium (Excellence through study)
University of Liverpool: Haec otia studia fovent (These days of peace foster learning)
University of Malta: Ut Fructificemus Deo
University of Manchester: Cognitio Sapientia Humanitas (Knowledge, wisdom, humanity)
University of Massachusetts - Amherst: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty, the same motto as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
University of Melbourne: Postera crescam laude (I shall grow in the esteem of future generations)
University of Minnesota: Omnibus Artibus Commune Vinculum (A Common bond for all the Arts and Sciences)
Université de Montréal: Fide splendet et scientia (Latin: May it shine with truth and knowledge)
University of Mumbai : Sheel Vrutphalam vidya (Sanskrit:“The Fruit of Learning is Character and Righteous Conduct.” )
University of Newcastle, Australia: I look ahead
University of New South Wales: Scientia Manu et Mente (Knowledge by Hand and Mind)
University of New Zealand: Sapere aude (Have courage to be wise)
University of Northern British Columbia: 'En Cha Huná
University of Notre Dame: Vita, Dulcedo, Spes: [(Mary, our) life, sweetness, and hope]
University of Nottingham: Sapientia Urbs Conditur (A City Founded on Wisdom)
University of Oregon: Mens agitat molem. (Latin: Mind moves matter.)
University of Otago: Sapere aude (Have courage to be wise)
University of Ottawa: Deus est scientarium dominus (Latin: God is the master of knowledge)
University of Oxford: Dominus Illuminatio Mea [Psalm 27:10], (The Lord is my Light)
University of Pennsylvania: Leges sine moribus vanae (Laws without morals are useless)
University of the Philippines: Honor Excellence
University of Pittsburgh: Veritas et Virtus (Truth and Virtue)
University of Pune: Yah Kriyaawaan Sa Panditaha. (Learned is one who is ceaselessly active)
University of Queensland: Scientia ad Labore (knowledge through hard work)
University of Regina: As One Who Serves
University of Rochester: Meliora
University of St Andrews: Aien Aristeuein (Ever to be the Best)
University of Saskatchewan: Deo et Patriae (For God and Country)
University of Sheffield: Rerum cognoscere causas (To discover the causes of things)
University of South Florida: Truth and Wisdom
University of Southern California: Palmam qui meruit ferat. (Latin: Let him who earns the palm bear it.)
University of Stirling: Innovation and excellence
University of Strathclyde: Place of Useful Learning
University of Sydney: Sidere mens eadem mutato (The stars change, [but] the mind [remains] the same)
University of the West Indies: Oriens Ex Occidente Lux (Light Rising From the West)
University of Toronto: Vel ut arbor aevo (Like as a tree with the passage of time)
University of Trinity College: Μετ’ Ἀγῶνα Στέφανος (Met' agona stephanos, After Struggle, There is a Crown)
University of Victoria, British Columbia: Multitudo sapientium sanitas orbis (A multitude of the wise is the health of the world)
University of Warwick: Mens agitat molem (Latin: Mind over Matter)
University of Washington: Lux sit (Latin: Light, let it be)
University of Waterloo: Concordia cum veritate (Latin: In harmony with truth)
University of Western Ontario: Veritas et Utilitas (Latin: Truth and usefulness)
University of York: Tentanda via (Latin: The way must be tried)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Ut Prosim (That I may serve)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Scientia vincere tenebras (Conquering darkness by science)
Wilfrid Laurier University: Veritas omnia vincit (Latin: Truth Conquers all)
Uppsala University: Gratiae veritas naturae
Utrecht University: Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos (Latin: Sun of Justice, shine upon us)
Washington and Lee University: Non Incautus Futuri (Not unmindful of the Future)
Washington School (Mississippi): Exitus Acta Probat (Action produces results
Wesley College: Audendo, Atque, Agendo (By daring and by doing)
Westminster School: Dat Deus Incrementum
Wolfson College, Cambridge: Ring True
Wolfson College, Oxford: Humani nil alienum ("Mankind is not unknown [to me]").
Yale University: Lux et veritas (Latin: Light and truth)
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi: Astra ex Astris (Latin: Stars from Stars)

See also
List of state mottos
List of U.S. state mottos
List of fraternity and sorority mottos
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