My favorite spiritual writer, William Barclay, has written about the mottos of Scottish families and observations about those mottos. Some of the mottos are noteworthy. Take the Robertson’s from the Scottish Atholl countryside. Their family motto is "Virtutis Gloria" or "Glory is the reward of virtue."Some mottos were only one word. For the Cumming’s it was "Courage." For the Fraser family the motto was the French "jesuis pret" or "I am ready."
In checking on family motto’s I found a website, Family Motto’s http://www.heraldryclipart.com/r.html which lists hundred’s more from around the world. I picked out a few I’d like to adopt for my own. For the Reeves it was "Animum rege" or rule thy mind. The Roger’s motto was "justum perficito, nihil timeto" which means: act justly and fear nothing. The Russell family motto is "nitor donec supero" or: I strive until I overcome. The Rust family motto was "veritatis et cequitatis tenax": persevering in truth and justice. Now that’s a motto I like.