- Spectemur agendo
Spectemur Agendo is a
Latinmotto meaning "Let us be judged by our acts".
It comes originally from Book XIII of
Ovid's Metamorphoses where it is attributed to the hero Ajax:
"Denique (quid verbis opus est?) spectemur agendo! "which most literal translations render as
"Finally (what is the use of words?) let us be seen together in action!"
United Kingdom institutions
United Kingdom, it was first adopted as the motto of The Royal Dragoons(1st Dragoons) regiment of the British Army.
It is the motto of
It is also the civic motto of:
London Borough of Lambeth, which uses the ponderous translation "Let us be regarded according to our conduct";
London Borough of Hammersmithwhich prefers the translation "Let us be judged by our actions";
* the Northern English town of
Barnsley, which uses the more direct "Judge us by our Actions" in publicity;and appears with the town crest on the shirts of Barnsley F.C.football club.
Spectemur agendo is also the motto of:
Kingsbury High School
* the [http://www.theaircadets.co.uk 344 (Fulham) Squadron] of the
Air Training Corpsbased in Hammersmith.
* the [http://www.albionfc.co.uk Albion FC] in Clapham, London.
Spectemur Agendo was once the motto of Newbridge Comprehensive School, South Wales.
United States institutions
In the United States, it is the motto of several college fraternities including:
Cap and SkullSenior Honor Society ( Rutgers College),
* the Beta Charge of
Theta Delta ChiFraternity at Cornell University,
It is the Motto found on the
challenge coinof Medic Oneparamedics.
It is the official motto of:
Westminster Choir College
* Apple Valley Police Department of Minnesota.
Anaheim Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corps- the 1972 DCI world champions.
*Clyde House (formerly
Clyde School) within Geelong Grammar School,
Gosford High School, Gosford, New South Wales
*Lismore High School,
Lismore, New South Wales
Camberwell Grammar School, a Church of Englandschool for boys in Melbourne, also wears the motto, preferring the translation "By our deeds may we be known".
South Sydney High School, Maroubra, New South Wales
*The Forest High School,
Frenchs Forest, New South Wales
Hawthorn Football Club
*Gymnasium Haganum (schoolpaper: spectemur agendo-spec)
outh African institutions
South African College Schools, Cape Town, oldest school in South Africa.
Family and clan mottos
In Ireland, the motto also appear emblazoned upon the crest of the
Donnelly, Shannon and Mott family crest.
It is the McClure Family Motto, the ancestors of the bearers of this surname were thought to be of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland.
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