Dum spiro spero
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It is a motto of various places, families, and organizations.
- The notable origin of the motto is St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Its attribution to Saint Andrew and his bones being taken to this small fishing village on the North Sea, contributed to its direct linkage between the saying, the town, the University of St Andrews and the Saint.
- It is also the motto of:
- Dum spiro spero is inscribed:
- above the door of Nymans House, West Sussex, England, old home of the Messel family now a National Trust property and gardens.
- on medallions marking the Barbary Coast Trail in San Francisco, California
- on a window of Beverly Unitarian Church
- on the sign of the Divers' Arms pub in Herne Bay.
- A song called "Dum spiro spero" is the theme for the video game Clive Barker's Undying.
Dum spiro spero is the motto of Oliver Lodge Primary School in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.
Family and individual useEdit
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Individuals who used the motto include Charles I, King of England; Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, and the merchant seaman and privateer, later Royal Governor of the Bahama Islands, Woodes Rogers.
- "dum spiro, spero". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
- Idylls 4, Line 42: ἐλπίδες ἐν ζωοῖσιν, ἀνέλπιστοι δὲ θανόντες.
- Letters to Atticus Book 9, Letter 10, Section 3: dum anima est, spes esse dicitur
- SCIWAY "South Carolina State Seal and South Carolina State Mottos". South Carolina Information Highway. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
- Nigel Barley (20 June 2013). White Rajah: A Biography of Sir James Brooke. Little, Brown Book Group. pp. 101–. ISBN 978-0-349-13985-2.
- Lukas Straumann (21 October 2014). Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia. Schwabe AG. pp. 63–. ISBN 978-3-905252-69-9.
- "Cothill House (@CothillHouse) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Bernard Burke, Harrison & Sons, 1884, pp. 228, 286, 494
- Flood, Alison (2018-07-05). "Charles I's 'message for the future' discovered in poetry book". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
- The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Bernard Burke, Harrison & Sons, 1884, p. 129
- The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down