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MOTTOES
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[ Also see Epitaphs Sun Dial Mottoes ]

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
      - Unattributed Author,
        inscription on cannon near ashes of John Bradshaw on top of hill near Martha Bay, Jamaica, it is also the motto on Jefferson's seal

Most men are bad.
      - Bias of Priene,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Consider the end.
      - Chilo of Sparta (Chilon),
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Avoid excess.
      - Cleobulus of Lindos,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
      - Benjamin Franklin,
        motto to Historical Review of Pennsylvania

A Cadet does not lie, or cheat, or steal.
      - Motto, of the Citadel

Ad astra
  [To the stars]
      - Motto, of the University College at Dublin

Ad astra per aspera
  [To the stars through difficulties]
      - Motto, of the State of Kansas

Agriculture and Commerce
      - Motto, of the State of Tennessee

Al-Ki
  [Indian word meaning "by and by"]
      - Motto, of the State of Washington

Alis volat Propriis
  [She flies with her own wings]
      - Motto, of the State of Oregon

All for Our Country
      - Motto, of the State of Nevada

Animis opibusque parati
  [Prepared in mind and resources]
      - Motto, of the State of South Carolina [1]

Annuit coepis. [He (God) approves our undertakings.]
      - Motto,
        on the reverse of the great seal of the United States

Artes, scientia, veritas
  [Arts, knowledge, truth]
      - Motto, of the University of Michigan

Audemus jura nostra defendere
  [We dare defend our rights]
      - Motto, of the State of Alabama

Aut disce aut discede
  [Either learn or leave]
      - Motto, of Winchester College

Be happy while y'er leevin,
  For y'er a lang time deid.
      - Motto,
        Scotch motto for a house, found in "Notes and Queries", Dec. 7, 1901

Be Prepared.
      - Motto, of the Boy Scouts

Civium in moribus rei publicae salus
  [The welfare of the state (depends upon) the morals of its citizens]
      - Motto, of the University of Florida

Crescat scientia, vita excolatur
  [Let knowledge grow, let life be enriched]
      - Motto, of the University of Chicago

Crescit eundo
  [It grows as it goes]
      - Motto, of the State of New Mexico

Defence, not defiance.
      - Motto,
        of the "Volunteers: when there was fear of an invasion of England by Napoleon (1859)

Deo et Patriae
  [For God and country]
      - Motto, of the University of Saskatchewan

Dieu et mon droit. [God and my right.]
      - Motto, on the British royal arms


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