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    A motto of life and death

    My old school had a very memorable motto that has stuck with me to this day.

    Quas dederis solas semper habebis opes.
    This translates as "What you give will be your only permanent riches", or as my French tutor paraphrased it, "You get out what you put in".

    I've since used this as a personal motto of my own. It serves as a source of motivation, and a strong reminder to give things my all, and I've never needed to find a better one.

    Does anyone else have a motto, either one of your own choosing, or a family motto or anything like that? What's the story behind it? And if not, would you want one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XyWeasel View Post
    "You get out what you put in".
    It feels like you can make some dirty jokes with this.

    But eh, something I stick to now beside "Life isn't hard, it's only hard because you make it so."

    "Work today so you can have a tomorow."

    Just to keep me productive so I don't say "I wil do it later." without calculating what I'm losing and if it's worth the break or not.

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    I'm a big fan of "Do no harm, but take no shit". Not as eloquent as Latin mottos, but a good one to live by regardless.

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    Our school had, and frankly I care not if I spell this right, but get this...

    Virtus Veritas

    Should I translate? Should I explain why it's a load of shit? Truth be told I'd much rather beat my chest and brag about how I embody that expression far more than my school ever did and that was well before I could be arsed to pay heed to the rhetoric of some filthy Latinate swine whose kind went extinct the moment they laid eyes on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf-Bone View Post
    Our school had, and frankly I care not if I spell this right, but get this...

    Virtus Veritas

    Should I translate? Should I explain why it's a load of shit? Truth be told I'd much rather beat my chest and brag about how I embody that expression far more than my school ever did and that was well before I could be arsed to pay heed to the rhetoric of some filthy Latinate swine whose kind went extinct the moment they laid eyes on mine.
    Because truth has no power when people prefer to believe lies.


    I have heard a lot of mottos but I have yet to find one I can apply objectively. Except for the simple Question Everything.
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    We'll find a reason, or else realize that we don't need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlynnCoyote View Post
    Question Everything.
    But, why?

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    We'll find a reason, or else realize that we don't need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlynnCoyote View Post
    Because truth has no power when people prefer to believe lies.
    Couldn't have said it better. Now if we can find a nice, short and sweet Latin version of that, I will represent, proudly. The minute that school is founded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf-Bone View Post
    Couldn't have said it better. Now if we can find a nice, short and sweet Latin version of that, I will represent, proudly. The minute that school is founded.
    Virtus Deceptio

    There you go.

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    Mine's "no fucks given."

 

 

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