Answered By: Marie Rose Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015 Views: 52
The Citadel has no official Motto but sometimes the epigrams on The Citadel cap badge (derived from the South Carolina state seal) are used:
Dum Spiro Spero (DOOM SPEE-roe SPAY-roe) While I breath I hope.
Animus Opibusque Parati (AH-nee-meese OH-pee-BOOSE-quay pah-RAH-tee) Prepared in Mind and Resources.
(Source: David C. R. Heisser, The State Seal of South Carolina: A Short History. REF CD5618 .S6 H45 1992)