Friday, 13 January 2017

There is an interesting expression in Chinese:
座右铭 zuòyòumíng - motto; maxim.
This word consists of characters which mean: "place", "left" and "inscription", so it literally means "an inscription to the left of the place where you sit". Isn't it a nice way of saying "motto"?

For example, one could say: 我们的座右铭是“为人民服务”。 Our motto is "Serve the people".