List of Serbian mottos

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The following is a list of mottos connected to Serbia (and Serbs) and Serbian nationalism. Serbia has no official national motto.

  • "Only Unity Saves the Serbs"[1] (Само слога Србина спасава / Samo sloga Srbina spasava), popularly interpreted as depicted in acronyms in the Serbian cross part of the flag and coat of arms (unofficial).
  • "For King and Fatherland, with Faith in God" (С вером у Бога, за краља и отаџбину / S verom u Boga, za kralja i otadžbinu), World War I Serbian army motto,[2] World War II Chetniks motto,[3][4][5] and Yugoslav Wars paramilitary motto.[6]
  • "Liberty or Death" (Слобода или смрт / Sloboda ili smrt), motto of the Chetniks.[7]
  • "All for Serbdom and the Fatherland" (Све за Српство и отаџбину / Sve za Srpstvo i otadžbinu) , adopted in 1911 by Narodna Odbrana.[8]
  • "For the Cross and Freedom" (За крст и слободу / Za krst i slobodu).[9][10]
  • "For the Honored Cross and Golden Liberty" (За крст часни и слободу златну / Za krst časni i slobodu zlatnu).[11]
  • "With God, for Faith and Fatherland" (С Богом, за веру и отечество / S Bogom, za veru i otečestvo), motto of the Serbian Revolution.

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  1. ^ Ivan Čolović (January 2002). The Politics of Symbol in Serbia: Essays in Political Anthropology. C. Hurst & Co. p. 299. ISBN 978-1-85065-556-5. 
  2. ^ Nigel Thomas; Dusan Babac (20 May 2012). Armies in the Balkans 1914-18. Osprey Publishing. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-78096-735-6. 
  3. ^ Branko Latas; Milovan Dželebdžić (1979). Četnički pokret Draže Mihailovića 1941-1945. Beogradski izdavačko-grafički zavod. p. 40. 
  4. ^ Ranko Pejić (1998). Srbi na Ozrenu i Vozući: život i stradanja. IPA "Miroslav". p. 229. 
  5. ^ Toward Freedom. 40–42. Toward Freedom. 1991. p. 3. an old Chetnik slogan: "Believing in God for King and Fatherland." 
  6. ^ The South Slav Journal. 22–23. Dositey Obradovich Circle. 2001. p. 90. 
  7. ^ Heroes of the resistance. Dodd, Mead. 1967. p. 96. 
  8. ^ Joll, James; Martel, Gordon (2013) [1984]. The Origins of the First World War (3rd ed.). Routledge. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-317-87536-9. 
  9. ^ Nicholai Velimirovic; Randall Cantuar (1 October 2007). Serbia in Light and Darkness. Cosimo, Inc. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-60206-804-9. 
  10. ^ Canadian Club of Ottawa (1917). The Canadian Club Yearbook. p. 55. 
  11. ^ Nikolaj Velimirović; Lj Ranković. Izabrana dela u 10 knjiga: Ustanak robova. Srbija u svetlosti i mraku. O istoriji. Duhovni preporod Evrope. O Evropi. Agonija crkve. O zapadnom hrišćanstvu. Glas crkve. pp. 54, 57.