Non incautus futuri

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Non incautus futuri is a motto meaning "Not Unmindful of the Future".[1]

The motto is used on the crest of Washington and Lee University, located in Lexington, Virginia. It is also the motto of the Lee family,[2] along with the name of the Futuri Society at Stratford Hall Plantation in Stratford, Virginia.[3]

The motto was officially adopted by Leesburg, Virginia in 1998.[4][5]

The quote on the Lee family crest was "Ne incautus futuri", which holds the same translation.


  1. ^ "Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group N". Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "The Lee Coat of Arms". Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Futuri Society". Stratford Hall Plantation. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  4. ^ Saulny, Susan; Blum, Justin (March 12, 1998). "What's in a Phrase? For Leesburg, That Depends on the Motto". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ Saulny, Susan (April 30, 1998). "With New Motto, Leesburg Is as Good as Its Words". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 

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