created by Carl Sabanski
Mottoes - Your Favourites
This page contains mottoes sent in by people who would just like to share a motto they made up or just one that is their favourite.
Thank you for taking the time to send in you mottoes!
Here's a somewhat dark (so to speak) motto that I've used on some dials:
"I Mark Time, but Time Marketh Thee"
My favorite, though, is one that I'm sure you have already - Whittier's Inscription On a Sundial:
warning hand I mark Time's rapid flight
In recent years the motto I've used on my sundials has been,
"Sine Lumine Nulla Umbra,"
which I translate as,
"No Shadow Without Light."
A less literal translation might be,
"You do not die unless you have lived."
Or, more succinctly,
"No death without life."