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Memento Mori

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Meaning of Memento Mori
The English definition of this Latin motto is as follows:

"Remember you must die"

The definition and meaning of this famous Latin motto "Memento Mori" reflect the famous words uttered to ancient Roman generals in the fabulous victory parades given in their honor. It was a reminder of their mortality and that the great tribute afforded to them shouldn't 'go to their heads' - tomorrow he could easily fall or be brought down.

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Info about the Memento Mori Motto
The popular Latin phrase or motto "Memento Mori" is used
to encapsulate the beliefs, inspiration, interests or ideals of a person or a group of people.

The phrase "Memento Mori" has a tradition in art that dates back to antiquity and various images such as skulls as a symbol of death are used to remind people of their own mortality. Venetian painters in the 1700's created moral allegories for their patrons, and "memento mori" was used as a common theme.

It is also interesting to note that the Puritan in Colonial America used frequently depicted winged skulls and skeletons on tomb stones as a reminder to the living that everyone must eventually die.

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"Memento Mori" Tattoo Inspiration
A motto such as "Memento Mori" is so inspirational that it is often used in a personal tattoo design or as a family motto.

Quotes about "Memento Mori"
Famous quotes about the Latin phrase 'Memento Mori' meaning '"Remember you must die" include:

"Never forget that you must die; that death will come sooner than you expect... God has written the letters of death upon your hands. In the inside of your hands you will see the letters M.M. It means "Memento Mori."
Quote by J. Furniss


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Memento Mori means "Remember you must die"
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