"DEEDS NOT WORDS"
ACTA NON VERBA is often translated as "actions, not words," but as the Latin word ACTA means "register of events," we felt that "deeds" was a translation more in keeping with the spirit of the motto. Regardless of which version you prefer, the phrase serves as reminder that while words have great power, our actions reveal who we truly are. The call to act on our convictions and to fight for the good that we believe in is the ultimate expression of a desire to make our world better. Discussing intentions is important, but growth begins with action.
What an amazing store!
I was looking for the Latin phrase, "Acta Non Verba" as reminder about how I want to live my life. Surprisingly I found the exact necklace I wanted at a maritime supply store. Even better, they have lots of other pithy sayings, including the motto of my Scottish clan, "Hold Fast". I plan to make more purchases of this quality and significant merchandise. The little origami sailboat they included with my order is sitting proudly on my dresser.
My perfect motto
This pendant means a lot to me. In the last few years it is something I have come to live by. I don’t do or like promising or swearing. Words like ‘I promise’ or ‘I swear’ even ‘I’m sorry’ are just words and mean nothing without action behind them. I was so happy when I found this pendant in your collection. Thank you!
Love the trinket! Thanks!