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.A motto (Italian for pledge, sentence; plural: motti) is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization.^ Jump to: navigation , search English: A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization.
  • Category:Mottos - Wikimedia Commons 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Shield Field Supporter Crest Wreath Mantling Helm Compartment Charge Motto Coat of Arms Coat of arms elements A motto (from Italian ) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization.
  • What is Motto? 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC ipedia.net [Source type: General]

^ Published Saturday, April 15, 2006 Motto can be defined as a word, phrase, or sentence that expresses the principles or belief of a person, group, country, or organization.
  • Did You Know?: Mottos for countries around the world 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.myuniversalfacts.com [Source type: General]

.A motto may be in any language, but Latin is the most used.^ Latin and Greek mottoes used in Canada .
  • Motto of Canada and Provinces from Casselman's Canadian Words by Bill Casselman 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.billcasselman.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A motto may be in any language.
  • What is Motto? 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC ipedia.net [Source type: General]

^ Although most reference texts say the HBC motto means ‘a skin for a skin,’ a better translation takes into account the generality being expressed, where—as in many languages of the world, so in Latin—the singular may suggest general plurality.
  • Motto of Canada and Provinces from Casselman's Canadian Words by Bill Casselman 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.billcasselman.com [Source type: Original source]

The local language is usual in the mottos of governments.

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Heraldry

In heraldry, a motto is often depicted on a scroll in an achievement of arms, typically below the shield or else above the crest as in Scots heraldry.
.In English and Scottish heraldry mottoes are not granted with armorial bearings, and may be adopted and changed at will.^ French is perhaps not as pretentious as Latin, but it is Middle French (as used in old-school English heraldry and mottos) as opposed to modern French (in which prest has become prt).
  • Pretentious Latin Motto - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

[1] .Although very unusual and perhaps outside regular heraldic practice, there are some examples of the particular appearance of the motto scroll and letters thereon being blazoned.^ And I guess some people realize this is happening but there’s very little they do about it.
  • Google's Don't Be Evil Not "Ordained Motto" Says Marissa Mayer 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ There is an almost pathetic letter from Jordan to President Wilbur, dated September 9, 1918, responding to some document attacking Jordan that had been addressed to Wilbur.
  • Die Luft der Freiheit weht 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ There's also some weirdness, like my street in particular -- Lyndale, nestled between Palmer Square and Logan Square.
  • Gapers Block: Fuel - City Motto 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.gapersblock.com [Source type: General]

[2]
.A canting motto is one that contains word play.^ It is an ominous sign that the prestigious scientific institution has changed its motto from 'on the word of no one' to 'respect the facts'.
  • The Royal Society’s ‘motto-morphosis’ | spiked 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.spiked-online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the statute which established the motto does not contain this reference, nor does the state intend to include it with the words to be inscribed on the Capitol Square Plaza.
  • Ohio Motto Dst Ct Opinion 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.nlf.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Nullius in Verba , the motto of the prestigious Royal Society in London, is usually translated as ‘on the word of no one’.
  • The Royal Society’s ‘motto-morphosis’ | spiked 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.spiked-online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

For example, the motto of the Earl of Onslow is Festina lente, punningly interpreting on-slow (literally "make haste slowly").
The motto of the County of Somerset is in Anglo-Saxon; that of South Cambridgeshire in the English Fens is in Dutch.
.Ships and submarines in the Royal Navy each have a badge and motto, as do units of the Royal Air Force.^ And, more to the point, of the Royal Air Force , the Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM, formerly the Royal Canadian Air Force), the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, ....
  • Pretentious Latin Motto - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Literature

.In literature, a motto is a sentence, phrase, poem, or word prefixed to an essay, chapter, novel, or the like suggestive of its subject matter.^ Published Saturday, April 15, 2006 Motto can be defined as a word, phrase, or sentence that expresses the principles or belief of a person, group, country, or organization.
  • Did You Know?: Mottos for countries around the world 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.myuniversalfacts.com [Source type: General]

^ "Zarkon" "RinkWorks: AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGH!" -- "Zarkon" The following suggested mottos were contributed to the original message forum thread on the subject but were not resubmitted for this contest: "Skrowknir: Think Differently."

^ Sometimes taking a two or three phrase motto and editing it to a two or three word motto makes it more exciting as well as memorable.
  • Church Mottos - PoetPatriot.com 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.poetpatriot.com [Source type: General]

.It is a short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle for the written material that follows.^ A motto is a short expression of a guiding principle.

For example, Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes uses mottos at the start of each section.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Innes-Smith, Robert (1990). An Outline of Heraldry in England and Scotland. Pilgrim Press. pp. 14. ISBN 0-900594-82-9. "Mottoes are not necessarily hereditary and can be adopted and changed at will."  
  2. ^ "USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL". http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Navy/USSWinstonChurchill.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-23.  

Source material

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The Motto
by Abraham Cowley

Tentanda via est, &c.
.What shall I do to be for ever known,
          And make the age to come my own?
^ He was making his own way at the age of seventeen.

^ The schools make it a point to make sure students know where they come from (they also make sure the state motto is known and understood!

^ Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my school, community, state, and nation better places in which to live.
  • Motto & Creed | Technology Student Association 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.tsaweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.I shall like beasts or common people, die,
          Unless you write my elegy;
Whilst others, great, by being born are grown,
          Their mothers' labour, not their own.
^ However, guys don’t seem to like my appearance…that’s why when I reveal my inner self, people might say “Your image is so different!” Lately, I’ve been chasing after Tsuchiya, but he seems to be like all the other guys…?
  • Manga Fox: Motto Itte Manga Series 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.mangafox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "That, and the idea of being able to attend an institution where you can follow your interests wherever they lead you, across disciplines, has a great amount of intellectual appeal," she said.
  • 'Any person ... any study' named top motto 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.news.cornell.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would like to add you and your company to my list, as well as asking you to recommend companies and individuals for profile & interview consideration, statewide and local.


In this scale gold, in th'other fame does lie,
          The weight of that, mounts this so high.
.These men are fortune's jewels, moulded bright;
          Brought forth with their own fire and light:
If I, her vulgar stone, for either look;
          Out of my self it must be strook.
^ He knew the lifestyles of many of the men out West where these coins were most seen in circulation.
  • In God We Trust Debate on the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.wellsfargonevadagold.com [Source type: Original source]
  • 1908 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Piece - 'Motto' vs. 'No Motto' 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.mintstate68.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness--...
  • Ohio Motto Dst Ct Opinion 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.nlf.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I should have taken my own advice: I nearly got kicked out of a private club today for wearing jeans to a meeting.
  • Motto's Blog — Gaia Community 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC motto.gaia.com [Source type: General]


Yet I must on; What sound is't strikes mine ear?
          Sure I Fame's trumpet hear.
It sounds like the last Trumpet; for it can
          Raise up the buried man.
Unpast Alpes stop me, but I'll cut through all,
          And march, the Muses' Hannibal.
.Hence all the flattering vanities that lay
          Nets of roses in the way!
^ S outh C arolina's I nformation High WAY © 2010 SCIWAY.net, LLC All rights reserved.
  • South Carolina SC - State Seal and State Mottos 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.sciway.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Hence, the desire of honors, or estate,
          And all, that is not above fate!
.Hence, Love himself, that tyrant of my days!^ Wolf Cub Promise: I promise to do my best To love and serve God, to do my duty to the Queen; To keep the law of the Wolf Cub pack, And to do a good turn for somebody every day.
  • Promise, Law and Motto 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.scouts.ca [Source type: General]


          Which intercepts my coming praise,
.Come, my best friends, my books, and lead me on;
          'Tis time that I were gone.
^ The Rover Promise: On my honour I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and the Queen To help other people at all times, And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
  • Promise, Law and Motto 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.scouts.ca [Source type: General]

^ Scout Promise: On my honour I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and the Queen To help other people at all times, And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
  • Promise, Law and Motto 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.scouts.ca [Source type: General]

^ She's a friend to podictionary and her book made the New York Times Bestseller List .
  • etymology of the word motto | podictionary - for word lovers - dictionary etymology, trivia & history 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC podictionary.com [Source type: General]


Welcome, great Stagirite! and teach me now
          All .I was born to know:
Thy scholar's victories thou dost far out-do;
          He conquer'd th' earth, the whole world you.
^ Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine out-stretched arm!
  • Ohio Motto Dst Ct Opinion 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.nlf.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Don't you know then, my son, how little wisdom rules the world?
  • Latin Mottos, Latin Phrases, Latin Quotes and Latin Sayings 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.yuni.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You are zoomed out too far to see location pins.
  • Motto, Vienna - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]


Welcome, learn'd Cicero, whose blest tongue and wit
          Preserves Rome's greatness yet.
Thou art the first of Ora'tors; only he
          Who best can praise thee, next must be.
Welcome the Mantu'an swan, Virgil the wise!
          Whose verse walks highest, but not flies.
Who brought green Poesy to her perfect age;
          And made that Art which was a Rage.
Tell me, ye mighty Three! what shall .I do
          To be like one of you?
^ We are excited to get this one out to you and hope you like it!
  • App Shopper: USNavy-Motto (Reference) 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC appshopper.com [Source type: General]

^ It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me - which is pretty much my motto anyways.


.But you have climb'd the mountains top, there sit
          On the calm flour'ishing head of it,
And whilst with wearied steps we upward go,
          See us, and clouds, below.
^ See the " summary of contest process issues and possible further steps " section below for other possible discussion points.
  • Wikiversity:Motto contest - Wikiversity 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: General]

^ The irate ground controller (a female) screamed, "US Air 2771, where are you going?
  • Funny Slogans,Trashy Signs, Jokes, One-Liners & Office Mottos - 1. 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC www.fortogden.com [Source type: General]

^ If you have a question or concern, don't just sit there.
  • Google Investor Relations: Google Code of Conduct 10 February 2010 11:13 UTC investor.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


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A motto is a word, phrase or sentence used to describe the meaning or point of a group or organisation. Mottoes are often in Latin.



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