It’s just kind of nice

I got an email from a Marine.  As part of his signature, he included the Marine motto:  Semper fidelis.  I don’t know, but I just think that’s kind of a nice motto to have attached to your life’s work.  It bespeaks, in two Latin words, an ethos of honor and commitment.

I suspect that if I were to have a personal motto, it would be semper querulus. Not exactly uplifting, but accurate nevertheless.

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  • Charles Martel

    Actually, Book, your motto would be semper ferox.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    You are too kind, Charles.

  • JKB

    Semper Fidelis is much better than the unionized government employee motto of Semper Per Diem

  • Charles Martel

    JKB: LOL!

  • BombthePeasants

    My motto is Semper Gumby:  Always Flexible

  • pst314

    Book, I think Semper Gratus would work for you, too.

  • pst314

    “Semper Per Diem

    Heh. As an alternative, how about Carpe Per Diem?

  • SJBill

    In addition to Semper Fidelis, the Marines freqently close messages with:
    Improvise, Adapt and Overcome. 

    Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children is a special group, Bookie. Cherish the lot!

    I certainly do.