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A motto (derived from the Latin muttum, 'mutter', by way of Italian motto, 'word' or 'sentence')[1][2][3][4] is a sentence or phrase expressing a belief or purpose,[1] or the general motivation or intention of an individual, family, social group, or organisation.[2][4] Mottos (or mottoes)[1] are usually found predominantly in written form (unlike slogans, which may also be expressed orally), and may stem from long traditions of social foundations, or from significant events, such as a civil war or a revolution. A motto may be in any language, but Latin has been widely used, especially in the Western world.

Logo of the French Republic "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité", French for "liberty, equality, fraternity"