One man went to Mo(tto), Went to Mo(tto) a Meadow….
I’m not sure where the trend of mottos originates from or where it has become over time but I’ve seen a pattern emerging out of some of the longer standing ones.
Mottos are used to ultimately some up very quickly an ideal behind an organisations or a group of people’s overall intentions. In any decent group, every member of the group should adhere to the very ideas of this and have it be part of their being. The unquestioning devotion to their motto is the catalyst to their commitment to the team, their drive to get more people onboard and their tie to stop them wavering when they are lost. it also can bring people closer together in almost a relgious manner.
Nowadays though, mottos still inherently hold their latent ideology, they are unfortunately used as advertising slogans by today’s corporate fat cats to trick you that they wish to do anything other than line their pockets with Wonga.
Here are a few that are pretty decent, I’ve noticed a pattern occuring in them is the use of multiple verb infinitives to conjure up novel concepts.
Improvise, adapt, overcome
honour integrity, service
faster, higher stronger
Effort, Dedication, Devotion, Glory
Unity, Freedom, Socialism
Love, Live, Pray, Think, Dare
Faith, Unity, Discipline
Fraternity, Work, Progress
Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress
Duty, Honor, Country
Life, Truth, Victory
Unity, Integrity, Diligence
Not words, but deeds
Who Dares Wins
Valor, Resolution, and Mercy
First and Last
I take but I surrender
Much in Little
Weave Trust With Trust
Serve to Lead
Sweeter After Difficulties -Dulcius Ex Asperis
TOUCH NOT THIS CAT – my favourite
There are some more here if you are interested
Nowadays though, mottos still inherently hold their latent ideology, they are unfortunately used as advertising mottos by today’s corporate fat cats to trick you that they wish to do anything other than line their pockets with Wonga.
one such company that has a slogan I have an affinity for is Fischer Price
This very simple powerful slogan adheres to the wishes that every parent has for their child (Bar Josef Fritzel, who’s own would be to sodomise, hide, spoon). Fischer Price sell you the notion that their products can enhance the lives of those who purchase them.
But what really enhances the lives of others. Surely ‘we’ do, as individuals. Don’t get me wrong, some of us have the potential to negatively enhance but affect none the less. Shouldn’t we as individuals have mottos based on our beliefs
We make friends through sharing similar hobbies, humour, interests, jobs, cultures and so forth. Why not make friends through having similar mottos? I mean everything you have to offer surely stems from not only your origin point in relation to the universe but the direction you’re taking and what route you’re using to get to whereever you believe your shangrila is located.
Here are a few that I’ve just thought up, Let’s see which ones you think truly relate to me.
apsire, inspire, hire,retire
Believe, Achieve, Suceed.
I’ll die for you, so live for me
Parry, carry, marry, (‘appy as larry)
Live, Love, Lose, Leave
shits, showers, shaves, scoffs, spunks, snores
N’oubliez pas, Ne repetez pas, Les Pleut est Forte mais suis ainsi je
(Never forget, never repeat, the rain is strong but so am I)