Latin Mottos


  1. Hoc, hic mysterium fidei firmiter profitemur - Here is the mystery of faith that we strongly profess (Motto of Lugo, City and Province in Galicia, Spain)
  2. Hoc signo tuetur pius, hoc signo vincitur inimicus - With this sign thou shalt defend the pious, with this sign thou shalt defeat the enemy (Motto of Asturias)
  3. Hoec nubila tollunt obstantia sicut sol As the sun dissipates the clouds in their wake (Motto of RCAC - Regimiento de Caballería ACorazado)
  4. Homo homini sacra res - Man is something sacred for man (Motto of University Carlos III, Spain)
  5. Homo Hominis in Servitio Perficitur - The man only becomes a man when provides service (Motto of the University of Monterrey, Mexico)
  6. Ignis Ardens - Burning Fire (Pope St. Pius X (1903-1914) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  7. In Audacibus Saevi - Fierce in daring matters (Motto of Marine Aircraft Group 36 - Thank you: a. jefferson )
  8. In Humilitate Vincis - In humility you will conquer (Motto del Rugby Club of the University Metropolitana, in Caracas, Venezuela)
  9. In persecutione extrema sacrae romanae ecclesiae, sedebit petrus romanus qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus; quibus transactis, civitas seticollis diruetur, et judex tremendus judicabit populum - In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations; when they are over, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible or fearsome Judge will judge his people (The last Saint Malachy prophecies about the Popes. This would be the last pope and his motto would be Petrus Romanus - Peter Roman)
  10. In Tribulatione Pacis - In the Disturbance of Peace (Pope Gregory XV (1621-1623) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  11. Inimicus Expulsus - Enemy Expelled (Pope Lucius II (1144-1145) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  12. Inter Aulas Academia quaere verum - Among the classrooms of the Academy you look for the truth (This is the motto of the National University of Colombia. It is based on a Horace’s verse in reference to the Academy founded by the Greek philosopher Plato in the outskirts of Arenas, in 387 b.C.)
  13. Itineraium mentis ad veritatem - The journey of the mind in search of the truth (Motto of the University of the Frontier in Temuco, Chile )
  14. Iuncti sed non uncti - Together, but not scrambled (Motto of the acrobatic patrol the Spanish Air Force)
  15. Iustitia, pietas, fides - Justice, Mercy and Faith (Motto of Suriman)
  16. Iustitiam et Potentium Ministrare - Justice and Strong Support (Motto of the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon)
  17. Jucunditas Crucis - Joy of the Cross (Pope Innocent X (1644-1655) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  18. Labor laetitia nostra - Our joy is our work (Motto of the University of Santiago, Chile)
  19. Leo Florentius - Florentine Lion (Pope Adrian VI (1522-1523) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  20. Leo Sabinus - The Sabine Lion (Pope Celestine IV (1241) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  21. Libertas capitur - Freedom is winning (Motto of the University Austral de Chile )
  22. Libertas quae sera tamen - Freedom although late (Motto of Brasil’s Minas Gerais State)
  23. Libertate unanimus - United in freedom (Motto of the Netherlands Antilles)
  24. Lilium et Rosa - Lily and Rose (Pope Urban VIII (1623-1644) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  25. Lucem adspicio - See the light (Motto of the University of Costa Rica)
  26. Luctor et Emergo - I struggle and come up (Motto of Zeeland, the province of the Netherlands which is mostly below sea level)
  27. Lumen in Caelo - Light in The Sky (Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  28. Lumina spargo - Spread light (Motto of the University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia)
  29. Luna Cosmedina - The Moon of Cosmedin (Pope Anti-pope Benedict XIII (1394-1423) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  30. Lupa Caelestina - Celestinian or Heavenly She-Wolf (Pope Eugene IV (1431-1447) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  31. Lusitania tessera omni armatura fortior - Lusitania with his banner can do more than all the armors (Motto of RCLAC (Cavalry Regiment of Light Cuirers) Lusitania 8)
  32. Lux et Veritas - Light and Truth (Motto of the University of Yale)
  33. Lux in Ostio - A Light in the Entrance (Pope Lucius III (1181-1185) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  34. Lux Mundi - World light (Motto and the name of "Lux Mundi College" located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
  35. Lux, Pax, Vis - Light, Peace, Force (Motto of the Normal School "Miguel F. Martínez" Centenaria and Benemérita)
  36. Malo mori quam foedari - I'd rather die than get dirty (be disgraced) (Motto of the Vega family)
  37. Medium Corpus Pilarum - Half Body of the Balls (Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  38. Menti da lucem manibus artem - Light in the mind, art in the hands (Motto of the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico)
  39. Miles in Bello - Soldier in War). Clement XIV (1769-1774) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  40. Militiae domus, inclyta fonsque sofiae - House of the militia and invincible source of wisdom (Motto of the city of Cordoba)
  41. Mille ambulat oculis - Come with a thousand eyes (Motto of squadron 123 of recognition of the Spanish Air Force. Phrase with double meaning, taking into account the work of recognition. On one hand it means to observe everything, and another walk with care)
  42. Montani Semper Liber - Mountain always free (Motto Bucaramanga, Colombia)
  43. Montium Custos - Guardian of the Hills (Pope Alexander VII (1655-1667) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  44. Mortui viventes docent - The dead teach the living (Motto written on the front door of the autopsy room)
  45. Multis e gentibus vires - From many people, strength (Motto of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  46. Naturam Subiecit Aliis - Nature subjugated to our allies (or subjugate the forces of nature for the benefit of the humanity - Motto of the School of Engineering of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH) in Mexico)
  47. Nauta de Ponte Nigro (Sailor From the Black Bridge (Pope Gregory XII (1406 - 1415) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  48. Ne tentes, aut perfice - Do not attempt, or succeed (Motto on a coat of arms)
  49. Nec soli impar - Like the sun (Motto of Felipe II)
  50. Nemo me impune lacessit - No one hurts me without impunity (Motto of Scotland)
  51. Nihil prius fide - Nothing in front of the faith (Motto of notaries)
  52. Nihil sine Deo - Nothing without God! (Motto of the coat of arms of the German Hohenzollern dynasty, which ruled Germany until 1918, the year of the end of World War I. )
  53. Nihil sine Episcopo - Nothing without the bishop (Motto taught to future priests in seminaries )
  54. Nihil veritas est - Nothing is true (Motto of Cordoba in Spain)
  55. Non Ducor, Duco - I am not led, I lead (Motto of the Coat of Arms of São Paulo City, Brasil - Thank you: Decio Frederico Viccino )
  56. Non impedimenti ratione cogitationis - Without the impediment of rational thought (Motto of the radio show "Car Talk" - Conloquium Currus )
  57. Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomine tuo da gloriam - Nothing for us, Lord, nothing for us but for the glory of thy name (Motto and fundamental principle of the Order of the Knights Templars, founded by Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118, like the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher. The order began with nine knights and advocated Christian humility than any principle. Became so rich, powerful and influential that King Philip the Fair (French) removed with the blessing of the Pope and seized their wealth. This beautiful motto denotes submission and total surrender to God)
  58. Non nobis Domine, non nobis sed tuo nomini da gloriam - Not unto us, Lord, not unto us, but to Thy Name give glory (Latin Vulgate Bible - Psalm 113.9 - Motto of the Order of the Knights Templar)
  59. Non sibi sed omnibus - Not for myself, but for all (Motto of the Venezuelan Medical Federation.)
  60. Non sibi sed patriae! - For no one, if not for the homeland (Motto of the U.S. Navy)
  61. Non sufficit orbis - The world is not enough (Motto of Philip II)
  62. Nos non venimos de reyes - We come from kings (Motto of the family Manrique)
  63. Nosce te ipsum - Know thyself (Motto of Socrates which he took from the walls of the Oracle of Delphi)
  64. Novus de Virgine Forti - New From the Virgin Fort (Pope Gregory XI (1370-1378) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  65. Nuc minerva, postea palas - First wisdom, after the war (Motto of military engineers from Spain)
  66. Nulli expugnabilis hosti - Conquered by no enemy (Motto of Gibraltar)
  67. Nunquam non paratus - Never unprepared (Motto of an Empire preparing for war)
  68. Nunquam reformata quia nunquam deformata - Never refurbished (rules) because they never deformed (Motto of the Rule of Saint Bruno of the Carthusians)
  69. Obedientia et Pax - Obedience and Peace (John XXIII’s episcopal motto)
  70. Oboedientia tutior - Obedience Is the Safer Path (Motto taught to priests in seminaries)
  71. Obviam primus - The first to Engage (Motto of the squadron that supports the deployment of the Spanish Air Force)
  72. Ocassus Servitutis - Decline of servitude (Motto in the shield of the state of Carabobo, Venezuela)
  73. Omnia in bonum - Everything turns good (Given the difficulties of the ordinary life, God help us turn things good - Motto of San Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer, Spanish priest and founder of Opus Dei)
  74. Omnia Vitae Virtus - Everything in life is Vitue (Motto of "La Paz" school in Veracruz, Mexico)
  75. Omnium Potientor Est Sapientia - The power is in full knowledge (Motto of the Central University of Ecuador)

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