March 4, 2012
The Hellenic motto in club, society and fraternity lore
As amateurs of heraldry know, here’s something about putting words into Greek, Latin or French that renders them, well, somehow more interesting or inspiring than something in the usual vernacular. Societies, clubs and fraternities of all kinds have been doing this for centuries.
Can anyone identify where the following openly-used mottoes come from, translated into English from their club, fraternity or other society arms or symbol?
“The cause is hidden, the results well known”
“Friends from the heart, forever”
“One man is no man”
“Friendship, the sweetest influence”
“Equal to the stars in endurance”
“Upon us has fallen a great friendship”
“We shall grow old together”
“While we live, let us live”
“I go on forever”
– Stephen Klimczuk