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MOTTOES
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Veritas
  [Truth]
      - Motto, of Harvard University

Veritas vos liberabit
  [The truth shall set you free]
      - Motto, of the Johns Hopkins University

Vermont, Freedom and Unity
      - Motto, of the State of Vermont

Virtue, liberty, and independence
      - Motto, of the State of Pennsylvania

Virtute et armis
  [By valor and arms]
      - Motto, of the State of Mississippi

Vox clamantis in deserto
  [The voice of crying in the wilderness]
      - Motto, of Dartmouth College

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost;
  When health is lost, something is lost;
    When character is lost, all is lost!
      - Motto,
        over the walls of a school in Germany

Wisdom, justice, and moderation
      - Motto, of the State of Georgia

With God all things are possible
      - Motto, of the State of Ohio

With it or on it.
  [Gr., I tan i epi tas.]
      - Motto,
        ancient Spartan motto meaning come back from war with your shield or come back on it, i.e., come back victorious or dead

Liberty, equality, fraternity.
  [Fr., Liberte, egalite, fraternite.]
      - Motto, Watchword of French Revolution,
        the motto of France

Nothing is impossible to industry.
      - Periander of Corinth,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Know thy opportunity.
      - Pittacus of Mitylene,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

I am willing but unable.
  [Lat., Volo non valeo.]
      - Proverb,
        Latin motto of the Earl of Carlisle

He chastizes manners with a laugh.
  [Lat., Castigat ridendo mores.]
      - Jean Baptiste de Santeuil (Santeul or Santolius),
        Motto of the Comedie Italienne, and Opera Comique,
        Paris

Where liberty is, there is my country.
      - Algernon Sidney (Sydney), Algernon,
        his motto

Know thyself.
  [Lat., Ne quis nimis. (From the Greek)]
      - Solon,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi, attributed to Socrates by Plate, later also attributed to Chilo of Thales and Pythagoras

Here shall the Press the People's right maintain,
  Unawed by influence and unbribed by gain;
    Here Patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw,
      Pledged to Religion, Liberty, and Law.
      - Justice Joseph Story,
        motto of the Salem Register, in Wm. W. Story's "Life of Joseph Story". vol. I, ch. VI

Mariana in the moated grange.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson,
        motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

I believe it because it is absurd.
  [Lat., Credo quia absurdum est.]
      - Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian,
        "Credo Quia Absurdum" is motto of the organization, E Clampus Vitus

Suretyship is the precursor of ruin.
      - Thales of Miletus,
        his motto as inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi

For why? because the good old rule
  Sufficeth them, the simple plan
    That they should take, who have the power,
      And they should keep, who can.
      - William Wordsworth, Rob Roy's Grave,
        motto of Scott's Rob Roy


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