motto motto  /ˈmɑ toʊ/


  • (n) a favorite saying of a sect or political group



  1. If Ambassador Joe had a motto, it might well be Operando Tutus, Secure by Operating.
  2. I wrote some interesting facts and a motto for all 51 states.


  1. St. Paul fire captain to receive award

    City officials surprised a St. Paul fire captain whose motto is "treat them all like family" with news Tuesday that he'd been selected as the 21st recipient of the Karl Neid Community Involvement Award.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. Freeport acknowledges bogus motto

    By JT LEONARD, Times Record Staff FREEPORT It officially is the end of an era. Municipal officials are poised to acknowledge Tuesday that Freeport’s long-standing motto, the “Birthplace of Maine,” is nothing more than colorful local fiction. read more
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  3. Herrin seeks its own motto

    HERRIN — The city of Herrin is looking for its own motto.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

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  1. "I take 100 percent responsibility," Stewart told reporters. "It's my fault for being even anywhere close to Elliott [Sadler]. If I'm within a half a lap of him, I expect that to happen. Unfortunately, adversity is our motto here at Joe Gibbs...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Tony Stewart Source: Washington Post

  2. "We definitely had a lot of momentum going," said Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who doubled twice. "Our motto is always early and often."
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Kevin Youkilis Source: Forbes

  3. "That November day, I said, 'Once again, you have a rendezvous with destiny,'" Bush said. "And today there is no doubt that you upheld this motto. You have done your duty. ...... You have taken the battle of the terrorists overseas so we do...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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