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School mottos?

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Jane10 Fri 25-Sep-20 21:49:11

Anyone remember their school motto? Ours was 'Gentleness and Justice'. Not sure I lived up to that.

Scribbles Fri 25-Sep-20 22:04:08

"Courage, gaiety and the quiet mind".
Not too much of the last two around at the moment.sad

MawB2 Fri 25-Sep-20 22:04:12

Our school motto was “Trusty and Leal” (loyal) from the Common Riding song “Up Wi the Souters”;

Luckyoldbeethoven Fri 25-Sep-20 22:04:19

'Ah, qu'il est bon, le bon dieu'. 'The good God is very good '. Notre Dame when it was a girl's Catholic grammar school. I'm afraid the tautology of the motto just made us heathen girls giggle! It was a nice school though.

LauraNorder Fri 25-Sep-20 22:05:02

Altiora petimus. We strive for higher things.
Don't think many of us reached the summit of Everest, became an Archbishop or even wrote a book to the best of my knowledge but a few did okay.
Gentleness and Justice sounds much nicer, I'd be more inclined to strive for that.
Reading your posts over the years Jane10 I think you lived up to it.

geekesse Fri 25-Sep-20 22:06:33

Be valiant (The school hymn was ‘He who would valiant be’.)

Pantglas2 Fri 25-Sep-20 22:06:49

A fo ben, bid bont. Welsh for ‘To be a leader, be a bridge’

Jane10 Fri 25-Sep-20 22:11:40

Very kind of you LauraNorder. I'm all for justice but I'm not very gentle!

Chewbacca Fri 25-Sep-20 22:14:59

Aspire and Achieve

NotTooOld Fri 25-Sep-20 22:44:25

Labor Omnia Vincet. I think that is how you spell it - Labour Conquers All. I never thought about it when I was 16 but it is probably true!

Georgesgran Fri 25-Sep-20 22:59:16

Lampada Trado - Durham Girls Grammar School.

lemongrove Fri 25-Sep-20 23:01:49

Per Crucem Ad Lucem
Throught the cross to the light ( more or less)

I don’t like the sound of yours NotTooOld 😁 all that labouring away and no fun.

Nannytopsy Fri 25-Sep-20 23:04:07

Ludus supra praemium - the game is more important than the prize.
The school song was the Athenian oath set to music - we will never bring disgrace to this our city, nor ever desert our suffering comrades in the ranks.
This was an all girls high school!!

Marydoll Fri 25-Sep-20 23:06:18

Loyal me serai durant ma vie
Faithful to you, I ever will be.

Granny23 Fri 25-Sep-20 23:11:48

Our's was the same as the Town and County. Circumspice

or in Scots = Look Aboot Ye

lemongrove Fri 25-Sep-20 23:15:24


Anyone remember their school motto? Ours was 'Gentleness and Justice'. Not sure I lived up to that.

Would you have liked ‘Awa’ an’ bile yer heid’ ?🤪

Bellanonna Fri 25-Sep-20 23:44:45

Gloria tibi Trinitas (a Trinitarian order)

NanTheWiser Fri 25-Sep-20 23:45:54

‘E pluribus unum’ out of many, one.

Bellanonna Fri 25-Sep-20 23:46:04

Hardly a motto, though.

Bellanonna Fri 25-Sep-20 23:46:42

Apologies, Nan, I was referring to mine!

merlotgran Fri 25-Sep-20 23:53:53

Ours was, 'Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter' - Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully.

merlotgran Sat 26-Sep-20 00:01:31

EL James (Fifty Shades of Grey) went to my school! grin

Framilode Sat 26-Sep-20 06:17:53

Semper Ad Lucem - Always to the Light. Funny how some things stick in your mind.

Bellasnana Sat 26-Sep-20 07:05:01

Honour Wisdom.

Spangler Sat 26-Sep-20 07:05:15

'Aut Disce Aut Discede. Either Learn Or Leave.