K - O

HM : Motto

St. Paul’s High School (SPHS)

  • Motto : “Labor Omnia Vincit”.
  • Means “Hard work conquers everything”.

My Beloved Parents

  • Their motto : “Anything that’s worth doing is worth doing well”.
  • My mother would scold me lightly by saying “Eyes have you and you see not. Ears have you and you hear not.”
  • She would tell the story of Robert Bruce and the spider, and remind us “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.”

RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club)

  • Motto : “Row Till You Are Dead.”
  • The background story is covered in Sir Arthur Eggar’s autobiography and in the commemorative issues for the 40th and 90th Anniversary of the founding of RUBC.
  • RUBC members are used to the shout “Give her a ten” during a race (especially near the finish line), and also at the Close of the Awards Presentation at the Regatta.
  • After a long day, in the tradition of RUBC, I shout, “Give her a ten”.
    10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 -1
    followed by


  • The motto may change over time.
  • International Business Machines (IBM)’s slogan was “Think”.
  • General Electric (GE)’s claim to fame was “Built to last.”

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