nemo me impune lacessit
[ne-moh me im-poo-ne lah-kes-sit; English nee-moh mee im-pyoo-nee luh-ses-it]
- no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland.
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The thistle is the order for dignity and antiquity; the veritable 'nemo me impune lacessit' of chivalry.
The thistle is the order for dignity and antiquity; the veritable nemo me impune lacessit of chivalry!
“impune diem consumpserit ingens Telephus;” and upon bad writers only will censure have much effect.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
The collar is formed of thistles, alternating with sprigs of rue, and the motto is Nemo me impune lacessit.
Cactuses are the hedgehogs of the vegetable world; their motto is Nemo me impune lacessit.Science in Arcady
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