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16th Apr '18 6:24:32 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 enrolls Harry in is ''Non eos tantum, qui ausus est nimis valde, consequi possit'' ("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]]'', Mistakes]]'' the motto of a school Snape enrolls Harry in is ''Non eos tantum, qui ausus est nimis valde, consequi possit'' ("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 quips that the Potter House motto is ''Non nos facimus normalis'' ("We don't do normal").

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8423230/7/Amber-and-Emerald Amber and Emerald]]'', Emerald]]'' Ron quips that the Potter House motto is ''Non nos facimus normalis'' ("We don't do normal").
16th Apr '18 6:22:31 PM DrFraud
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* The [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/258882/verse-averse-tales-of-the-versebreakers Versebreakers]] have "Aurantia metrum non habet" ("Nothing rhymes with oranges").

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* The [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/258882/verse-averse-tales-of-the-versebreakers Versebreakers]] have "Aurantia ''Aurantia metrum non habet" habet'' ("Nothing rhymes with oranges").



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12690329/13/Seeing-the-truth Seeing the truth]]'' the Potter family motto is ''Induere cultioribus vestimentis as noctem et diem tanquam umbra'' (Wear the night as your cloak, and the day as your mask).

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12690329/13/Seeing-the-truth Seeing the truth]]'' the Potter family motto is ''Induere cultioribus vestimentis as noctem et diem tanquam umbra'' (Wear ("Wear the night as your cloak, and the day as your mask).mask").
16th Apr '18 6:21:34 PM DrFraud
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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'' ("Death is a friend we all must acquaint")
* 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'' ("Magic without equal, mind without peer, used always in the defense of friends and family").
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233288/34/Faery-Heroes Faery Heroes]]'', the Lovegood family motto is ''Nihil est inpossibile si creditis praedurum'' (roughly "Nothing is impossible if you believe hard enough").

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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'' omnes amici cognoscat oportet'' ("Death is a friend we all must acquaint")
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4649457/chapters/10755818 Blood Bound]]'', 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'' ("Magic without equal, mind without peer, used always in the defense of friends and family").
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233288/34/Faery-Heroes Faery Heroes]]'', Heroes]]'' the Lovegood family motto is ''Nihil est inpossibile si creditis praedurum'' (roughly "Nothing is impossible if you believe hard enough").



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12690329/13/Seeing-the-truth Seeing the truth]]'' the Potter family motto is ''Induere cultioribus vestimentis as noctem et diem tanquam umbra'' (Wear the night as your cloak, and the day as your mask).



* ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'': The Addams family's motto is ''Sic gorgiamus allos subiectatos nunc'' ([[BadassCreed We gladly feast on those who would subdue us]]"). It's also DogLatin; a better translation would be "''Qui nos pprimere velint, illos libenter devoramus''".

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* ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'': The Addams family's motto is ''Sic gorgiamus allos subiectatos nunc'' ([[BadassCreed We gladly feast on those who would subdue us]]"). It's also DogLatin; a better translation would be "''Qui nos pprimere opprimere velint, illos libenter devoramus''".



* Remember Caesar's line ''Veni, vidi, vici'' ("I came, I saw, I conquered")? In an outtake in ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'', a character is cheating on his wife in an overdecorated "fantasy suite" hotel room that had the following Latin motto engraved on the headboard: [[spoiler:Veni Veni Veni]].

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* Remember Caesar's line ''Veni, vidi, vici'' ("I came, I saw, I conquered")? In an outtake in ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'', a character is cheating on his wife in an overdecorated "fantasy suite" hotel room that had has the following Latin motto engraved on the headboard: [[spoiler:Veni Veni Veni]].
8th Apr '18 3:33:03 PM LongTallShorty64
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* The phrase ''Sic transit gloria mundi'' ("Thus passes the glory of the world") is traditionally recited when a new pope is crowned. It's commonly lampooned in other scenarios, such as ''Sic transit Gloria Swanson'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers The New York Post]]''[='=]s {{Punny Headline|s}} "Sick Transit's Glorious Monday" (for when the state bailed out the city's financially troubled transit system). Perhaps most disconcertingly, famous fraudster Charles Ponzi is said to have said this to reporters after his conviction.

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* The phrase ''Sic transit gloria mundi'' ("Thus passes the glory of the world") is traditionally recited when a new pope is crowned. It's commonly lampooned in other scenarios, such as ''Sic transit Gloria Swanson'' Creator/GloriaSwanson'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers The New York Post]]''[='=]s {{Punny Headline|s}} "Sick Transit's Glorious Monday" (for when the state bailed out the city's financially troubled transit system). Perhaps most disconcertingly, famous fraudster Charles Ponzi is said to have said this to reporters after his conviction.
31st Mar '18 4:14:59 AM radistmorse
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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', in both book and movie, gives us ''Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici'' ("By the power of truth I, while living, have conquered the universe"). From ''{{Faust}}'', as told immediately afterwards, and [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal quite an appropriate motto for V.]] It was also one of Creator/AleisterCrowley's magical mottoes.

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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', in both book and movie, gives us ''Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici'' ("By the power of truth I, while living, have conquered the universe"). From ''{{Faust}}'', as told immediately afterwards, and [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal quite an appropriate motto for V.]] It has an error though, as latin has no such word as "veniversum", the correct would be "universum". But in latin, you can write "u" as "v", so in "Faust" the word was written as "vniversvm", to keep all the V's intact. It's still read "universum" though. It was also one of Creator/AleisterCrowley's magical mottoes.
9th Mar '18 9:14:19 AM Xlsfd
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* In ''VideoGame/RememberMe'', [[MegaCorp M3MORIZE]] has the motto "M3morize Hominis Evolutio", with the translation "M3morize, the future of humanity". [[spoiler:Near the end of the game, the motto is also used as a password to give the protagonist access to the central server room of M3morize, where the FinalBoss [=H3O=] (Humanity 3.0) lurks.]]
17th Feb '18 2:05:50 AM nombretomado
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* Vatican City does not have its own motto, but St. Peter's Basilica is rife with them, the most famous being inside the dome: ''Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et tibi dabo claves regnum caelorum'' ("You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven"). Each individual [[ThePope pope]] also has his own motto and papal coat of arms.

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* Vatican City does not have its own motto, but St. Peter's Basilica is rife with them, the most famous being inside the dome: ''Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et tibi dabo claves regnum caelorum'' ("You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven"). Each individual [[ThePope [[UsefulNotes/ThePope pope]] also has his own motto and papal coat of arms.
15th Jan '18 8:48:01 AM Rytex
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* ''FanFic/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan'' almost references the trope by name. Nova Shine has a moment where he reflects on his estranged family's motto (''Ex stellae, magicae. Ex magicae, lux.'' "From stars, magic. From magic, light."), and internally calls them "pretty damn pretentious."
14th Jan '18 7:32:42 AM Tambry161
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One of the best ways to show one's status or credibility ''really'' pretentiously is with a Latin motto. After all ''quidquid latine dictum sit AltumVidetur.''[[note]]Whatever is written in Latin sounds profound.[[/note]] In the old days, it conferred some level of prestigae. These days, only SmartPeopleKnowLatin, so whoever still uses one is basically trying to show how much smarter, richer, and generally more awesome they are than use.

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One of the best ways to show one's status or credibility ''really'' pretentiously is with a Latin motto. After all ''quidquid latine dictum sit AltumVidetur.''[[note]]Whatever is written in Latin sounds profound.[[/note]] In the old days, it conferred some level of prestigae. These days, only SmartPeopleKnowLatin, so whoever still uses one is basically trying to show how much smarter, richer, and generally more awesome they are than use.
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12th Jan '18 8:34:16 PM karstovich2
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** UsefulNotes/{{India}} itself is abound with examples coming from educational sector; basically any famous university you've ever heard of has one somewhere in the corner. The University of Delhi's ''Nishtha Dhriti Satyam'' ("Truth is born from faith") is but one of them. Non university-examples are the Supreme Court's ''Yato Dharmas Tato Jayah'' ("Whence dharma, thence victory") and the Coast Guard's ''Vayam Rakshamaha'' ("We protect"). The country's national motto, meanwhile, is ''Satyameva Jayate'' ("Only the truth triumphs").

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** UsefulNotes/{{India}} itself is abound with examples coming from educational sector; basically any famous university you've ever heard of has one somewhere in the corner. The University of Delhi's ''Nishtha Dhriti Satyam'' ("Truth is born from faith") is but one of them. Non university-examples are the Supreme Court's ''Yato Dharmas Tato Jayah'' ("Whence dharma, thence victory") and the Coast Guard's ''Vayam Rakshamaha'' ("We protect"). The country's national motto, meanwhile, is ''Satyameva Jayate'' ("Only ("Truth alone triumphs"[[note]]Somewhat confusingly, this has nearly the truth triumphs").same ''meaning'' as the national motto of the UsefulNotes/CzechRepublic, ''Pravda vítězí'', which literally means "Truth prevails", and--true to trope--is often rendered in Latin as ''Veritas vincit''.[[/note]]).
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