Monday, June 08, 2009

Blue Monday #37: "Esse Quam Videri"


Esse Quam Videri: To Be Rather Than To Seem. It's the state motto of North Carolina, and a pretty good philosophy if you ask me. Besides, it's Latin, so it sounds cool by nature. This is the Great Seal of the State, which you'll see all over the place where I live and work. But you'd expect that in the state capial, right?

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"Esse Quam Videri"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)


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15 comments:

Robin said...

I had to laugh the way it's called "the great seal" rather than "the seal of the great state of..."

I guess the founding fathers were really impressed with their graphic designer lol.

Love that background too - what a wonderful blue.

Shadow said...

yip, great words!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pretty neat! What are those dates, Mojo? Are they something to do with the Revolution? One is 1775 and the other, 1776. I know NC was an early colony, so it can't be that...

Sheila (who found your Blue Monday post!) :-)

srp said...

It's a nice flag... and great words to live by..
Nice color blue.

Elizabeth said...

I love finding out what these latin mottos say!

Elizabeth said...

I love finding out what these latin mottos say!

CailinMarie said...

"besides its latin so it sounds cool by nature"
what a great line!

Knitty said...

This could be an interesting subject for bloggers, to post their state seal and explain the motto, or maybe their city's if others beat them to posting their state info.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Interesting! Happy Blue Monday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Smilingsal said...

That's a fitting motto; no wonder you're proud of it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

great post...of course I had to google the seal so I could learn more! I may have to borrow your idea for a post sometime! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Mary said...

This is really creative. The seal is beautiful and it's certainly blue. I love posts that teach something that was unknown before. Have a great day.

aguthrieimages said...

Words to live by... and a particularly nice blue-closeup shot!

Terry said...

Hi
Happy Blue Monday .
This was a great post :)
Thanks.
Have a wonderful week.
Happy Trails

Vita Stunder said...

Great words and lovley post!

I agree with you. Latin sounds cool and so Vackert by nature! :)