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Author Topic: an off shoot of steam heraldry: mottos  (Read 8723 times)
Marrock
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2009, 04:59:37 am »

"If it ain't broke, you ain't tryin' hard enough"
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2009, 05:00:26 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.

"Is est a insolitus universitas....
Permissum nos servo is ut via."

That's what it would be, more or less. My Latin is a bit rusty, but my old textbooks helped.
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2009, 05:04:14 am »

"PV=k"

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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009, 05:30:56 am »

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*
I didn't know they used that in 40K. Not where I heard it.
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2009, 05:35:02 am »



"Is est a insolitus universitas....
Permissum nos servo is ut via."

That's what it would be, more or less. My Latin is a bit rusty, but my old textbooks helped.
Cool, thanks!
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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2009, 06:30:47 am »

Hmm. If my family had one. . .

"Comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable."

It can stay in English. No one in the family would understand Latin. Of course, the motto that is on the lips of most of the dying family is "It seemed like a good idea at the time. . . " This is what happens when your family is descended from pirates.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2009, 12:24:02 am »

For quite a number of reasons for me there is:

"Ordo Ab Chao"

Out of Chaos, Comes Order or Order out of Chaos

Hail Eris.   Grin

"Out of discord comes the fairest harmony." - Heraclitus
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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2009, 12:59:07 am »

qaStaHvIS wa' ram loS SaD Hugh SIjlaH qetbogh loD is a good one
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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2009, 02:11:00 am »

qaStaHvIS wa' ram loS SaD Hugh SIjlaH qetbogh loD is a good one

My Klingon may be a bit rusty, but I believe that translates to
"Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man."

The motto I most often find myself using is this;
"Never stop seeking that which seems unattainable."

It carries with it a fair bit of wisdom, I think, and concerning the community I find myself joining, it seems oddly appropriate.



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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2009, 02:28:08 am »

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2009, 02:34:27 am »

qaStaHvIS wa' ram loS SaD Hugh SIjlaH qetbogh loD is a good one

My Klingon may be a bit rusty, but I believe that translates to
"Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man."

I do believe it's "A thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man".

Yet another of my father's pearls of wisdom: "If the part don't fit... get a bigger hammer".
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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2009, 04:03:39 am »

I do believe it's "A thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man".

I'm rather quite sure it's "four thousand", but seeing as...
A-The difference does not significantly affect the translation's meaning.
B-I would prefer not to make an enemy here before making at least my third post.
...I feel it isn't of enough importance to argue over.

As not to deviate from the subject of the thread, another motto I use is;
"I'm going to live forever, or die trying."
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Marrock
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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2009, 05:10:52 am »

I do believe it's "A thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man".

I'm rather quite sure it's "four thousand", but seeing as...
A-The difference does not significantly affect the translations meaning.
B-I would prefer not to make an enemy here before making at least my third post.
...I feel it isn't of enough importance to argue over.

As not to deviate from the subject of the thread, another motto I use is;
"I'm going to live forever, or die trying."

According to my old VHS copy of the ST:ToS ep "Day of the Dove" it's a thousand, and it also looks like the klingons stole it from the Turks... and they claim to be so honorable.  Roll Eyes

Back on topic: "When one does not know what to say, it is a time to be silent."
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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2009, 02:20:30 pm »

"Reality is over-rated, and frequently incorrect."
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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2009, 02:21:04 pm »

it IS four thousand actually, just double check in ma dictionary
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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2009, 04:11:18 pm »

Actual Family Motto:

Virtute et Valore

Fantasy Motto:

Nil Mortifi Sine Lucre..


good old Almer Mater 
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Marrock
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« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2009, 04:18:16 pm »

it IS four thousand actually, just double check in ma dictionary

Well according to mine the original Turkish proverb says "one thousand" and I'll take Turks over klingons any day.
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« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2009, 04:20:19 pm »

i never said i was using the turkish one..
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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2009, 12:31:14 am »

Quote from: Matthias Gladstone link=topic=14001.msg277178#msg277178 date=1234467265
And my personal one:
"Non Illigiti Carborundum"
Don't let the bastards grind you down.
-Matt

Damn, beat me to it. Long live the Toasters!

When you get right down to it, I suppose the foremost ideals that I live by are to be Free and be Good. I think I'll build my motto around those somehow.
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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2009, 12:40:38 am »

"I am entropy"

My dearest other thought of that, and in all honesty, I'm quite jealous.
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« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2009, 07:09:08 am »

I've always been fond of

"From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success."

That and

"How hard can it be?"   Cheesy
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« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2009, 08:04:18 am »

"How hard can it be?"   Cheesy

"What's the worst that could go wrong?"
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« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2009, 09:03:37 am »

"Don't Panic"
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« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2009, 10:23:30 am »

Nil Mortifi Sine Lucre..

good old Almer Mater 

*salutes* Cheesy

from a similar source. my favourite is:

   "non timetis messer"

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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2009, 11:00:56 am »

Let's see...

I use Memento Mori - Remember that you are mortal (actually named my car that, ironically shortly after the alternator crapped out, not a good omen).

Always remember your towel.

That which does not kill me hurts like hell, but it doesn't kill me.

I really wish I knew some family quotes, something that the horse thieves and vikings who are my ancestors would have used.  And people wonder why I'm partial to pirates...

EDIT:  Remembered another:  Don't you dare die!  I'll kill you if you die!
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