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Non incautus futuri is a motto meaning "Not Unmindful of the Future".[1]

The motto is used on the crest of Washington and Lee University, located in Lexington, Virginia. It is also the motto of the Lee family[2], along with the name of the Futuri Society at Stratford Hall Plantation in Stratford, Virginia.[3]

The motto was officially adopted by Leesburg, Virginia in 1998.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group N" (in English). Retrieved 2009-03-19.  
  2. ^ "Lee Coat of Arms" (in English). Retrieved 2009-03-19.  
  3. ^ Stratford Hall Plantation. "Futuri Society" (in English). Retrieved 2009-03-19.  
  4. ^ "What's in a Phrase? For Leesburg, That Depends on the Motto" (in English). Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-03-19.  
  5. ^ "With New Motto, Leesburg Is as Good as Its Words" (in English). Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-03-19.  

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