● Mottoes of America’s Top Colleges and Universities

These “top” institutions of higher learning were extracted from a listing published by Forbes and also published in an online writing community under the title “Top Colleges and Universities for Getting Rich”. Keep in mind that most of these educational institutions were established in the late 1800s.

I think their mottoes are interesting.

1 — Dartmouth College

~ The voice of one crying in the wilderness

2 — Princeton University

~ Under God’s power she flourishes

3 — Stanford University

~ The wind of freedom blows

4 — Yale University

~ Light and truth

5 — Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

~ Mind and Hand

7 — Harvard University

~ Truth

8 — University of Pennsylvania

~ Laws without morals are useless

9 — University of Notre Dame

~ Life, Sweetness, Hope

10 — Polytechnic University of New York, Brooklyn

~ The person and the works of humankind are functions of nature

11 — Worcester Polytechnic Institute

~ Theory and Practice

12 — University of Chicago

~ Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.

13 — University of California Berkeley

~ Let There Be Light

14 — Carnegie Mellon University

~ My heart is in the work — Andrew Carnegie

15 — Bucknell University (Former name: University at (of?) Lewisburg)

Motto ? Not found in the aforementioned article at HUBPages.

The motto on the Bucknell seal says something to the effect of “The light of learning will keep one from the storms of life” 

Source for motto: https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-attend-Bucknell-University

16 — Georgetown University

~ Both into One

17 — Rice University

~ Letters, Science, Arts

18 — Cornell University

~ “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” -Ezra Cornell, 1865

19 — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

~ Knowledge and Thoroughness

20 — Brown University

~ In God we hope

21 — Colgate University

~ For God and Truth

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