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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': U.A. is known as the best SuperheroSchool around so it fittingly gets one of these. Its motto is "Plus Ultra" ("further beyond") as a BadassCreed for its superheroes-in-training to continuously grow and push boundaries.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5915140/5/Harry-Potter-and-the-Cursed-Summer Harry Potter and the Cursed Summer]]'', a portrait states that the Potter family motto is ''Beatus exsisto audacia'' ("Blessed be the daring").
* 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").

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5915140/5/Harry-Potter-and-the-Cursed-Summer Harry Potter and the Cursed Summer]]'', Summer]]'' a portrait states that the Potter family motto is ''Beatus exsisto audacia'' ("Blessed be the daring").
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9822874/21/Harry-Potter-and-the-Return-of-Heritage Harry Potter and the Return of Heritage]]'', Heritage]]'' Sirius states that the Potter family motto is ''Mors omnes amici cognoscat oportet'' ("Death is a friend we all must acquaint").



* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10882409 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Harry and several others start their own [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Tri-Lambda]] chapter and Andrew decides they need a motto. He initially suggests ''Sit vis nobiscus'' ("Let the force be with us"), which gets shouted down because none of them are Jedi. Jonathan tries ''Semper ubi sub ubi'' (A pun for "Always wear underwear") and Spike states that he goes commando. Xander suggests the ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' motto and Spike states that it would set the wrong tone before suggesting ''Utinam barbari saptium proprium tuum invadant'' ("May barbarians invade your personal space"). Tom's smart-ass suggestion is ''Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur'' ("Oh, was I speaking Latin again? Silly me, sometimes it just slips out"). Harry's serious suggestion, which they eventually decide to use, is a quote from Hannibal: ''Viam aut inveniam aut faciam'' ("I'll either find a way or make one").

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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10882409 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Harry and several others start their own [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Tri-Lambda]] chapter and Andrew decides they need a motto. He initially suggests ''Sit vis nobiscus'' ("Let the force be with us"), which gets shouted down because none of them are Jedi. Jonathan tries ''Semper ubi sub ubi'' (A (a pun for "Always wear underwear") and Spike states that he goes commando. Xander suggests the ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' motto and Spike states that it would set the wrong tone before suggesting ''Utinam barbari saptium proprium tuum invadant'' ("May barbarians invade your personal space"). Tom's smart-ass suggestion is ''Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur'' ("Oh, was I speaking Latin again? Silly me, sometimes it just slips out"). Harry's serious suggestion, which they eventually decide to use, is a quote from Hannibal: ''Viam aut inveniam aut faciam'' ("I'll either find a way or make one").


* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10882409 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Harry and several others start their own Tri-Lambda group and Andrew decides that they need a motto. He initially suggests ''Sit vis nobiscus'' ("Let the force be with us"), which gets shouted down because none of them are Jedi. Jonathan tries ''Semper ubi sub ubi'' (DogLatin for "Always wear underwear") and Spike states that he goes commando. Xander suggests the ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' motto and Spike states that it would set the wrong tone before suggesting ''Utinam barbari saptium proprium tuum invadant'' ("May barbarians invade your personal space"). Tom's smart-ass suggestion is ''Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur'' ("Oh, was I speaking Latin again? Silly me, sometimes it just slips out"). Harry's serious suggestion, which they eventually decide on using, is a quote from Hannibal: ''Viam aut inveniam aut faciam'' ("I'll either find a way or make one").

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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10882409 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Harry and several others start their own Tri-Lambda group [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Tri-Lambda]] chapter and Andrew decides that they need a motto. He initially suggests ''Sit vis nobiscus'' ("Let the force be with us"), which gets shouted down because none of them are Jedi. Jonathan tries ''Semper ubi sub ubi'' (DogLatin (A pun for "Always wear underwear") and Spike states that he goes commando. Xander suggests the ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' motto and Spike states that it would set the wrong tone before suggesting ''Utinam barbari saptium proprium tuum invadant'' ("May barbarians invade your personal space"). Tom's smart-ass suggestion is ''Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur'' ("Oh, was I speaking Latin again? Silly me, sometimes it just slips out"). Harry's serious suggestion, which they eventually decide on using, to use, is a quote from Hannibal: ''Viam aut inveniam aut faciam'' ("I'll either find a way or make one").


** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically linked to the Dutch Reformed Church (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and have long had informal links to each other.

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** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically linked to the Dutch Reformed Church (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and have long had informal links to ties with each other.


** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically Dutch Reformed institutions (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and have long had informal links to each other.

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** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically linked to the Dutch Reformed institutions Church (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and have long had informal links to each other.


** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically Dutch Reformed institutions (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and had informal links to each other.

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** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically Dutch Reformed institutions (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and have long had informal links to each other.


** The University of California system had ''Fiat lux'' ("Let there be light"), but in an effort to counter its apparent obscurity and pretentiousness, most modern versions of the university seal feature the English version instead.

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** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically Dutch Reformed institutions (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and had informal links to each other.
** The University of California system had ''Fiat lux'' ("Let there be light"), but in an effort to counter its apparent obscurity and pretentiousness, most modern versions of the university seal feature the English version instead.instead


* In 2002, the then-editor of The Daily Telegraph, Campbell Reid, sent ''Series/MediaWatch'' host David Marr a dead fish. [[InsultBackfire A replica of it is now awarded as the Campbell Reid Perpetual Trophy for the Brazen Recycling of Other People's Work]]. Known as "The Barra" and bearing the motto ''Carpe Verbatim'' ("Seize word-for-word"), it is awarded annually for bad journalism and particularly plagiarism (a practice for which Reid had been frequently criticised).

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* In 2002, the then-editor of The Daily Telegraph, Telegraph (the one in Sydney, not the one in London), Campbell Reid, sent ''Series/MediaWatch'' host David Marr a dead fish. [[InsultBackfire A replica of it is now awarded as the Campbell Reid Perpetual Trophy for the Brazen Recycling of Other People's Work]]. Known as "The Barra" and bearing the motto ''Carpe Verbatim'' ("Seize word-for-word"), it is awarded annually for bad journalism and particularly plagiarism (a practice for which Reid had been frequently criticised).

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** The [[ColdSniper Vindicare]] branch of the [[ProfessionalKiller Officio Assassinorum]] has the motto ''Exitus Acta Probat'': literally, TheEndJustifiesTheMeans.


* 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")

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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")acquaint").


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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10882409 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Harry and several others start their own Tri-Lambda group and Andrew decides that they need a motto. He initially suggests ''Sit vis nobiscus'' ("Let the force be with us"), which gets shouted down because none of them are Jedi. Jonathan tries ''Semper ubi sub ubi'' (DogLatin for "Always wear underwear") and Spike states that he goes commando. Xander suggests the ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' motto and Spike states that it would set the wrong tone before suggesting ''Utinam barbari saptium proprium tuum invadant'' ("May barbarians invade your personal space"). Tom's smart-ass suggestion is ''Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur'' ("Oh, was I speaking Latin again? Silly me, sometimes it just slips out"). Harry's serious suggestion, which they eventually decide on using, is a quote from Hannibal: ''Viam aut inveniam aut faciam'' ("I'll either find a way or make one").


* 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").


* 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").


* 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]].


* 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.

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