Andover's seal and motto were originally engraved by Paul Revere. Non sibi and Finis andorigine pendet are the two Latin phrases which come ancient Latin writers Lucan and Marcus Manlius. Non sibi translates as "Not for self" while Finis origine pendet means "The end is the beginning".Solid foundations determine how your life turns out and the idea of service to the wider world are the themes in Andover's historic motto.
Being the other school started by the Phillips Family Exeter shares Non sibi and Finis origine pendet with its sister school, Andover. There are several other mottos to be found at this famous old boarding school. The two which for me encapsulate the way Exeter has moved with the times are: "HUC VENITE PUERI UT VIRI SITIS" and "HIC QUAERITE PUERI PUELLAEQUE VIRTUTEM ET SCIENTIAM" These Latin phrases enscribed on...