Hi all, just me again. We've gathered an incredible group of people in this group, and we've discussed some of the bigger and smaller philosophical (and sociological) questions. I thought that in order to strenghen our identity as one of the main groups here at AoM, it would be an interesting excercise to come up with a motto. So, have any of you got an suggestions?

The reason I ask, is that I was thinking back to my school days this weekend, and remembered my old school motto...Fiat Lux (Let there be light). I've always had a fondness for that motto, even though as a teenager, I never gave it much thought. It's one of those things that you learn to appreciate with age, I suppose.

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Stercus Accidit is always a fun one, too. I doubt we're trying to be funny, though.

I would suggest searching Wikiquote for a good one.
Audiatur et altera pars. "The other part should be heard, as well."

Another simple option is Descarte's famous Cogito ergo sum.
Since this site only exists for males trying to be improve themselves, and be men, something along the lines of self-improvement would work. If we want the motto to be in Latin, then I offer the following:

  • Nosce te ipsum(Know yourself)
  • Mens sana in corpore sano (A healthy mind in a healthy body)
  • Ad alta! (To the summit!)

Nosce te ipsum is my preferred one.
I'm liking the latin suggestions! I had a bit of a browse around, and came up with a couple interesting ones (and a couple funny ones):


"De omnibus dubitandum" (Everything should be questioned)
"Aude sapere" (Dare to know)

"Merda taurorum animas conturbit" (Bullshit baffles brains)
"tum podem extulit horridulum" (You're talking shit)
"Aude sapere" (Dare to know) is pretty good.

How about Carpe Diem
I like merda taurorum animas conturbit and aude sapere. I think the motto should be able to encompass a man's pursuit of confidence through intellectual and philosophical curiosity, some personality, and a laborious effort to build an understanding of things. Kinda like: no pain, no gain for the brain.

Carpe diem just makes me want to shut off my computer, so I can go out and build a bridge in Ghana. Nosce te ipsum is too abstract; people may not get it.

It's tough to make a final call. I can settle for aude sapere. It's like a challenge we must man up to.
Quinon proficit deficit - He who does not advance, go backwards
A motto to set us apart from every group on the site:

"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one. "

If that's appropriate for a group designed to discuss philosophies, I don't know. But I like it.

Also, "Consilio et Animis" - By Wisdom and Courage
"Sapientia est potentia" - Wisdom is Power
'Scientia non habet inimicum nisi ignorantem" - Knowledge has no enemies but the ignorant.
"I think therefore you are."
Why Latin? What about Greek? You could use:

δγ νο ωἄγ


Motto contained with the symbol of the serpent swallowing its own tail


It was the motto of one of my research subjects, Frank Sherwood Taylor, and can roughly be translated as "the unity of all things" or "the One that is the All".

(Sorry if I butchered the greek font above, couldn't find the right letters with accents)
How do you pronounce that?
It could either be "dg no wag" or "sg no wag" depending on whether the first letter is a delta or sigma.

In the unicode it looks like a delta, but the image looks like a sigma.

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