History Main / PretentiousLatinMotto

24th Apr '16 4:55:42 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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** In many countries, the motto was (and often [[KnightFever still is]]) considered to be part of the family heraldry itself, being displayed somewhere on the arms, generally above or below the escutcheon (the "shield" part).


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* Similarly to the above, the US Civil Air Patrol (the USAF auxiliary) has 'Semper Vigilans' ("Always Vigilant"); fitting for the aerial equivalent of an American HomeGuard.


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** [[BraveScot Scots being Scots]], the mottos tend to be some form of BadassBoast or BadassCreed.
30th Mar '16 7:42:26 PM karstovich2
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** Under Oliver Cromwell's republican regime, the motto of the Commonwealth of England was ''Pax quaeritur bello'', literally "Peace is sought by war".

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** Under Oliver Cromwell's republican regime, the motto of the Commonwealth of England was ''Pax quaeritur bello'', literally "Peace is sought by war".war" (or more poetically, "If you seek peace, prepare for war").
26th Mar '16 1:38:49 PM Beedle
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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' the Sharpe's family motto is a paraphrasing of Psalm 121, ''"Ad montes oculus levavi"'' - "To the hills we raise our eyes".
17th Mar '16 12:14:23 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233288/34/Faery-Heroes Faery Heroes]]'' the Lovegood family motto is "Nihil est inpossibile si creditis praedurum," meaning roughly "Nothing is impossible if you believe hard enough."
8th Mar '16 4:10:02 PM Materioptikon
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* The Churchill family (including the Duke of Marlborough) oddly enough has this Spanish motto, ''Fiel pero desdichado'' "Pious but unhappy".
** Can't we argue that Spanish is just some really butchered Latin?

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* The Churchill family (including the Duke of Marlborough) oddly enough has this Spanish motto, ''Fiel pero desdichado'' "Pious "Faithful but unhappy".
** Can't we argue that Spanish is half of Europe's languages are just some really butchered Latin?
8th Mar '16 3:28:01 PM Materioptikon
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': The moot of Avalon Imperial Army is "Numquam Soli. Semper, Sumus Legio", which means "Never Alone. Always, We Are Legion". The motto of Clan Guards is "Morior Invictus", meaning "I Die Unconquered" (and is taken from "O Fortuna!" from ''Music/CarminaBurana'').

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': The moot of Avalon Imperial Army is "Numquam Soli. Semper, Sumus Legio", which means "Never Alone. Always, We Are Legion". The motto of Clan Guards is "Morior Invictus", meaning "I Die Unconquered" (and is taken from "O Fortuna!" from ''Music/CarminaBurana'').Unconquered".
4th Mar '16 8:54:27 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4649457/chapters/10755818 Blood Bound]]'' after Hermione is nominated and recognized as a Lady the magic involved gives her a family crest and the motto "Magia invicti mens exstitisset, in defensionem amici semper," meaning "Magic without equal, mind without peer, used always in the defense of friends and family."
21st Feb '16 1:15:14 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10101403/18/Fixing-Past-Mistakes Fixing Past Mistakes]]'' the motto of a school Snape considers sending Harry to is "Non eos tantum, qui ausus est nimis valde, consequi possit," meaning "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10101403/18/Fixing-Past-Mistakes Fixing Past Mistakes]]'' the motto of a school Snape considers sending enrolls Harry to in is "Non eos tantum, qui ausus est nimis valde, consequi possit," meaning "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8423230/7/Amber-and-Emerald Amber and Emerald]]'' Ron believes that the Potter House motto is "Non nos facimus normalis," meaning "We don't do normal."

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8423230/7/Amber-and-Emerald Amber and Emerald]]'' Ron believes quips that the Potter House motto is "Non nos facimus normalis," meaning "We don't do normal."


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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9822874/21/Harry-Potter-and-the-Return-of-Heritage Harry Potter and the Return of Heritage]]'' Sirius states that the Potter family motto is "Mors Omnes Amici Cognoscat Oportet," meaning "Death is a friend we all must acquaint."
18th Feb '16 6:20:04 PM TheCuza
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** One episode had a disgruntled Possum Lodge member start his own rival lodge, Salamander Lodge, with the motto ''Quando Omni Flunkus Terra Retreatum'' (When all else fails, hide under a rock).
30th Jan '16 3:39:15 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'''s Loathing Legion. Their unofficial motto is also the one thing you should never call them: "Tardis Pro Cena". This is a reference to a ''really'' old joke.
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