Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/Frequently used ideas

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This is a list of mottos that are frequently nominated. If you find a motto that has been nominated on multiple occasions, please add it to the appropriate section of this list. If needed, include a link to explain the motto.


  • A journey of thousand miles begins with one small step. Lao-tzu
  • And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
  • Be Bold be bold in editing
  • Carpe diem (and its variations):
    • Carpe diem, seize the day.
    • Carpe diem, seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
  • Don't make me destroy you. — Darth Vader
  • Dude, Where's My Car? Dude, Where's My Car?
  • I pity the fool! Mr. T
  • T'is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. Forrest Gump
  • May the Force be with you. — Various Star Wars characters
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. The Lion and the Mouse
  • No, I am your father. Darth Vader
  • Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here. (misquoted as "Houston, we have a problem") Apollo 13
  • One for all and all for one. The Musketeers
  • One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong
  • Resistance is Futile. — The Borg
  • There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey
  • There's no place like home. Dorothy
  • To be or not to be, that is the question. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) Julius Caesar
  • You can make a difference. Malaysian Government

  • Various cleanup and stub template puns.