List of mottos

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This list contains the mottos of organizations, institutions, municipalities and authorities.

Contents

Organizations[edit]

National mottos[edit]

Cultural, philanthropic and scientific[edit]

Public service and youth service[edit]

Police and public safety[edit]

Sport and competition[edit]

Politics[edit]

Heritage and historical[edit]

Religion[edit]

Business[edit]

Dynasties[edit]

Medical[edit]

Other[edit]

Military and governmental[edit]

Orders and decorations[edit]

Canada[edit]

Europe[edit]

Holy See[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Northern Territory[edit]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

  • Adelaide: Ut Prosint Omnibus Conjuncti (Latin: United for the common good)

Tasmania[edit]

  • Hobart: Sic Fortis Hobartia Crevit (Latin: Thus, in force, Hobart grew)

Victoria[edit]

  • Melbourne: Vires Acquirit Eundo (Latin: She acquires strength as she goes)

Canada[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

  • Saint John: O Fortunati Quorum Jam Moenia Surgunt (Latin: O fortunate ones whose walls are now rising / O happy they, whose promised walls already rise)

Nova Scotia[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • Amsterdam: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Dutch: Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate)
  • Bordeaux: Lilia sola regunt lunam undas castra leonem (Latin: The fleur-de-lis alone rules over the moon, the waves, the castle, and the lion)
  • Brescia: Brixia fidelis (Latin: Brescia faithful)
  • Douglas: Kiannoortys cheusthie jeh Kiannoortys (Manx: Government within a government)
  • Frankfurt: Stark im Recht (German: Strong in justice)
  • Gdańsk: Nec temere, nec timide (Latin: Neither rashly nor timidly)
  • Gdynia: Gdynia—miasto z morza i marzeń (Polish: Gdynia—a city built of sea and dreams)
  • Genoa: Libertas (Latin: Liberty)
  • Kaunas: Diligite justitiam qui judicatis terram (Latin: Love justice, landlords)
  • Łódź: Ex navicula navis (Latin: Big boat out of a small one)
  • Marseille: Actibus immensis urbs fulget Massiliensis (Latin: By her great deeds, Marseille shines in the world)
  • Nancy, France: Non inultus premor (Latin: I'm not touched with impunity)
  • Nantes: Favet Neptunus Eunti (Latin: Neptune favours the traveller)
  • Nice: Nicaea Civitas (Latin: City of Nice)
  • Oporto, Portugal: Antiga, mui nobre e sempre leal, Invicta cidade do Porto (Portuguese: Antique, highly noble, always faithful, unvanquished Oporto City)
  • Paris: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not founder)
  • Prague: Praga caput rei publicae (Latin: Prague, head of the republic). Formerly: Praga caput regnum (Prague, head of the kingdom)
  • Rotterdam: Sterker door strijd (Dutch: Stronger by struggle)
  • Seville: No me ha dejado (written NO8DO) (Spanish: It [Seville] has not abandoned me)
  • Sofia: Raste, no ne staree (Bulgarian: Grows, but does not age)
  • The Hague: Vrede en recht (Dutch: Peace and Justice)
  • Toulon: Concordia parva crescunt (Latin: Small things increase by concord)
  • Valletta: Città Umilissima (Italian: The most humble city)
  • Vilnius: Unitas, Justitia, Spes (Latin: Unity, justice, hope)
  • Warsaw: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms), Semper invicta (Latin: Always invincible)
  • Żebbuġ, Malta: Semper Virens (Latin: Evergreen)

Indonesia[edit]

  • Jakarta: Jaya Raya (Victory and glorious)
  • Bandung: Gemah Ripah Wibawa Mukti (rich soil, prosperous people)
    Rarasing Rasa Wiwaraning Praja, a Javanese sengkala, (referring to the year of 1966), people's harmonious feeling for entering a gate of prosperity
  • Karawang: Pangkal Perjuangan (Struggle starting point)

India[edit]

  • Kolkatta (Calcutta): Purosree Bibardhan (Bengali: Progress of the city)
  • Mumbai: Yato Dharmastato Jaya (यतो धर्मस्ततो जय) (Sanskrit: Where there is righteousness, there shall be victory). Pre-independence motto: Urbs Primis in Indis (India's first city)
  • Kerala: Ever To Be The Best (Tolins World School)

Republic of Ireland[edit]

  • Cork: Statio Bene Fida Carinis (Latin: A safe harbour for ships)
  • Dublin: Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas (Latin: Happy the city where citizens obey)
  • Dún Laoghaire: Ó Chuan go Sliabh (From the harbour to the mountain)
  • Limerick: Urbs Antiqua Fuit Studiisque Asperrima Belli (Latin: An ancient city well versed in the arts of war)
  • Waterford: Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia (Latin: Waterford remains the untaken city)

Latin America[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • Auckland: Advance
  • Christchurch: Fide Condita, Fructu Beata, Spe Fortis (Latin: Founded in Faith, Rich in the Fulfillment thereof, Strong in Hope for the Future).
  • Dunedin: Maiorum Institutis Utendo (Latin: By following in the footsteps of our forefathers)
  • Nelson, New Zealand: Palmam qui meruit ferat (Latin: Let him, who has earned it, bear the palm)
  • Wellington: Suprema a Situ (Latin: Supreme by position)

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Buckinghamshire[edit]
Devon[edit]
  • Exeter: Semper Fidelis (Latin: Always faithful)
  • Plymouth: Turris Fortissima est Nomen Jehova (Latin: The strongest tower is the name of Jehovah)
  • Torquay: Salus et Felicitas (Latin: Health and happiness)
Essex[edit]
Gloucestershire[edit]
Greater London[edit]
Greater Manchester[edit]
Hampshire[edit]
Kent[edit]
Lancashire[edit]
Leicestershire[edit]
Lincolnshire[edit]
Merseyside[edit]
  • Liverpool: Not For Ourselves, But For The Whole World
Norfolk[edit]
Northumbria[edit]
Yorkshire[edit]
  • Bradford: Progress, Industry, Humanity
  • Leeds: Pro Rege et Lege (Latin: For the king and the law)
  • Rotherham: By Industry and Honour
  • Sheffield: Deo Adjuvante, Labor Proficit (Latin: With God's help, our work is successful)
  • Wakefield: Persevere and Prosper

Scotland[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

County Antrim[edit]
  • Ballyclare: Industria et Probitate (Latin: By work and integrity)
  • Belfast: Pro tanto quid retribuamus (Latin: What shall we give in return for so much)
  • Lisburn: Ex Igne Resurgam (Latin: I will arise from the fire)
County Londonderry[edit]
  • Derry: Vita, Veritas, Victoria (Latin: Life, truth, victory)

Wales[edit]

  • Cardiff: Y Ddraig Goch Ddyry Cychwyn (Welsh: The red dragon leads the way)
  • Merthyr Tydfil: Nid Cadern Ond Brodyrdde (Welsh: No strength but in fellowship)
  • Llandudno: Hardd Hafan Hedd (Welsh: Beautiful haven of peace)
  • Newport: Terra Marique (By land and sea)

United States of America[edit]

California[edit]

  • San Francisco: Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra (Gold in peace, iron in war)

Florida[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (Latin: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
  • Boston: Sicut patribus sit deus nobis (Latin: God be with us as He was with our fathers)

Maryland[edit]

Michigan[edit]

  • Detroit: Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus (Latin: We hope for better things; it will rise from the ashes)
  • Grand Rapids: Motu Viget

Minnesota[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Virginia[edit]

British counties[edit]

England[edit]

Traditional[edit]

Ceremonial[edit]

Former[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Traditional[edit]

  • Anglesey: Môn Mam Cymru (Welsh: Anglesey mother of Wales)
  • Brecknock: Undeb Hedd Llwyddiant (Welsh: Unity, peace, prosperity)
  • Caernarfon: Cadernid Gwynedd (Welsh: The strength of Gwynedd)
  • Carmarthen: Rhyddid gwerin ffyniant gwlad (Welsh: A free people a prosperous country)
  • Cardigan or Ceredigion: Golud Gwlad Rhyddid (Welsh: A nation's wealth is freedom)
  • Denbigh: Duw a digion (Welsh: God is sufficient)
  • Flint: Gorou tarian, cyfiawnder (Welsh: The best shield is justice)
  • Glamorgan: A ddioddefws an orfu (Welsh: He that endureth, overcometh)
  • Merioneth or Merionydd: Tra Mor Tra Meirion (Welsh: While the sea lasts, so shall Merionethshire)
  • Monmouth: Utrique fidelis (Latin: Faithful to both)
  • Montgomery: Powys paradwys Cymru (Welsh: Powys paradise of Wales)
  • Pembroke: Ex unitate vires (Latin: Out of unity is strength)
  • Radnor: Ewch yn Uwch (Welsh: Higher and higher)

Ceremonial[edit]

Mottos of the Livery Companies of the City of London[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

Australia[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Canada[edit]

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)

Denmark[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

India[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Turkey[edit]

UK[edit]

Universities[edit]

Schools[edit]

United States[edit]

Unsorted[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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