Motto Sayings and Quotes

Mottos are an easy way to sum up beliefs, goals, or motivations of an organization or individual. They are wildly popular because people like to keep it short and sweet. No need for a long-winded explanation. Below you’ll find a collection of wise, insightful, and humorous motto quotes.


Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.     

E. M. Forster

Someone told me something that stuck with me: 'You have to envision your life, and then go backwards.' I've been living by that motto for a while, so I see where I need to be. Now I'm just backtracking and trying to get back up there.     

Bruno Mars

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.     

Hank Aaron

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.     

Andrew Carnegie

Be a little kinder than you have to.     

E. Lockhart

Everything in moderation, including moderation.     

Oscar Wilde

Don’t wait to be hunted to hide, that was always my motto.     

Samuel Beckett

Here's kind of my motto - if you're not happy at home, you're not happy anywhere else.     

Angie Harmon

The gull sees farthest who flies highest.     

Richard Bach

Rather suffer than die is man's motto.     

Jean de la Fontaine

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.     

Alfred North Whitehead

A good motto to live by: 'Always try not to get killed.     

George Carlin