Monday, March 27, 2017

University Mottos

Meliora

Ever better.

– University of Rochester


Tentanda via

The way must be tried

– University of York


Incipit Vita Nova

A new life begins

– Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


Floreat

Flourish.

– University of Manitoba


Ut Vitam Habeant et Abundantius

That they may have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10)

–American University of Beirut


Timeo hominem unius libri

Fear a man of a single book

–Hacettepe University (Turkey)


Nec temere, nec timide

Neither rashly nor timidly

– University of Edinburgh


Magnus est Veritas

Great is the Truth.

– University of Miami

4 comments:

pootrsox said...

Perseverantia Vincit

motto of my alma mater, Temple University

David said...

That Turkish one is curious, both for the fact that it is in Latin and for the motto itself, which seems like an obvious secularist challenge to the Qur'an. According to Wikipedia, the university's motto is "To the leading edge... Toward being the best..."

John said...

Source for this was wikipedia's list of college mottos; I wonder if maybe someone slipped in an anti-religious and inaccurate entry.

G. Verloren said...

Omnia Mundi Fumus Et Umbra

Not a college motto, but I've always been oddly drawn to it.