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Author Topic: an off shoot of steam heraldry: mottos  (Read 8569 times)
stockton_joans
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« on: February 12, 2009, 11:52:42 am »

what are peoples mottos, family or personal.

i'm quite happy with my family motto : Dis Bene Juvantibus, which translates to "By the good will of the Gods"
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 12:04:00 pm »

I alternate 'Aut Inveniam Viam Aut Faciam'
with 'Cors In Manu Domine'; that is to say,
"If I Can't Find A Way, I'll Make One", and
"The Heart Rules Through The Hand".
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 12:08:14 pm »

One man's trash is allways my treasure.

Do not try to underststand them and do not try to make them understand you because we are a breed apart and make no sense.
Note: I forget this one sometimes Undecided it would be more helpful to remember it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 02:41:06 pm »

I always live by the motto "Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it."  Or as the good  bard put it "What is past is prologue."
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 03:02:59 pm »

I'm rather fond of my family/clan motto- 'Virescit Vulnere Virtus' (Courage Flourishes at a Wound).
There's something attractively psychotic about it!
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 04:18:02 pm »

My favorite is "Whatever works." Short, sweet, to the point.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 07:12:55 pm »

I dont know if its a motto, more of a quote but I love it:

"Dont worry doctor, im taking her under my wing. If anything happeneds, ill get very chocked up. Honestly, there could be tears"

and

"Finesse. We just break in there under the cloak of night. Everyone will be surprised. Us, them, and the guards."

Those are the only two that come to mind. But my life's motto or the main idea is that its full failures. Therefore I find quotes and mottos that imply a terrible ideas, but in the light of all things, these ideas are somehow plausible.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 07:19:19 pm »

Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici

Something like "I have conquered the universe by the power of truth when living"
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 08:11:02 pm »

I don't have a proper one I hold to, but this one is close: "Pain is weakness leaving the body"
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 08:19:43 pm »

I don't have a proper one I hold to, but this one is close: "Pain is weakness leaving the body"
Amen to that.
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 08:22:10 pm »

I always live by the motto "Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it."  Or as the good  bard put it "What is past is prologue."

My favorite motto, although sometimes I think that may be the reason I dwell too much on the past.

Other favorites: "Everything happens for a reason" and "Be positive"
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009, 08:23:57 pm »

I don't have a proper one I hold to, but this one is close: "Pain is weakness leaving the body"

Wow... I didnt know that Imperial Inquisitors were allowed to share secrets of the Ordo Hereticus with us plain mortals. Wait, does this mean that this part of the forum will be under Exterminatus?

*Throws his hands up and starts panicking*
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2009, 08:29:11 pm »

I am rather fond of  the (fictional, and probably-ungrammatical ) Addams family motto: "Sic Gorgiamus Alles Subjectatos Nunc"  -

 "We Gladly Feast Upon Those who Would Oppress Us" Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2009, 08:34:25 pm »

One I like:
"Mobilis in Mobili"
Moving in a moving thing. The nautilus's motto of course.
And my personal one:
"Non Illigiti Carborundum"
Don't let the bastards grind you down.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 12:15:08 am »

For quite a number of reasons for me there is:

"Ordo Ab Chao"

Out of Chaos, Comes Order or Order out of Chaos
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 12:22:02 am »

"It can always be worse"
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 12:57:48 am »

Already posted in Heraldry thread, but my motto is:

Veritas Vos Liberabit or, The Truth Shall Set You Free

Another great motto is: Winter is Coming

(sorry, I had to)
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009, 12:59:50 am »

I think my sig would make a good motto.

It's a quote from the fantastic comic: Planetary.

Would love to know what it is in Latin.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2009, 01:20:30 am »

I find Sodomy non sapiens works for me most of the time  Grin.
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 01:47:29 am »

"Touch not the cat bot a glove" Clan motto
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2009, 02:11:42 am »

The Bomb Bay Tea Company motto:

"Victory Through Opulence!"

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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2009, 02:19:58 am »

Cogito ergo est.

"I think therefore you is"
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2009, 04:03:49 am »

"rectus quod substrictus" . . . "Straight and Narrow"
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2009, 04:30:38 am »

The classic NZ one;
"She'll be right"

Not mine personally, but I've used it many a time.
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2009, 04:36:48 am »

"Live in the world as it should be to show the world what it can be."

"If it ain't broke, you can still fix it."

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... Well, I have others."

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