Quod Severis Metes: What does it mean?


CyberPsych motto, Quod Severis Metes means "As you sow, so shall you reap", freely translated fom the Latin. However, it is open to many interpretations.

What do you think? ADD your own interpretation or ADD your favorite motto!


Latin mottos and Family mottos
The bulletin board has moved HERE

but read on for Quod Severis Metes mottos.

james carter (jimbocarter101@hotmail.com) 3 August 2006
i can because i think i can

e bracey (e.bracey@hotmail.co.uk) Jul 26, 2006
do what you can do today never pt it off till tomorrow coz tomorrow never comes, just live everyday as if its your last

Dina Michaopoulou (escape113@hotmail.com) on Friday, November 26, 2004 Piraeus, Greece
a good motto for such a site would be :
"in cordiae vis vitae" which means, that the power of life is in the heart.
That is the power to go on after a traumatic experience, the power to create, and to reject negativity, the power to have compassion with others.
It's as John Lennon puts it "Love is the awnser" (I think that's how it goes...)
Thank you

norm desbiens (nadesbiens@comcast .net) Tuesday, November 02, 2004 Soddy Daisy, TN
I saw this one on Sidney Lanier's coat of arms in Macon, GA:
Murus aenus conscientia sana

ANON Saturday, June 05, 2004
go with the flow

SKIP WIEGAND (skip.wiegand@1973.usna.com) Saturday, February 14, 2004 ambler, PA
Ex scientia tridens Through knowledge, seapower.

Pat Fitzgerald (patf137-at-hotmail.com) Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 06:15:37; London, England
I believe that there is an old English family that moved to Ireland in Cromwell's time and adopted the politically incorrect motto "More Irish than the Pigs". I wonder if there is any reader who can confirm this and identify the family. Any information gratefully received.

marcel sauvage (lastpass@earthlink.net) Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 05:04:18; san francisco, ca
favorites are -- legit or not -- privatio praesupponit habitum -- meaning that in order to experience a jones one must first have a habit...and illegitimi non carborundum, which supposedly means don't let the bastards grind you down

Junior Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 11:43:54
"What goes around, comes around." - a quick definition of karma

January 30, 2003 Rilkie
"Don't take drugs, rape girls, or drop out of school,-leave that up to me" -Eminem

November 28, 2002 jj
"Do what you can."
"Your only human."
"Just do your best and take your time."
Hmmm... Now try explaining those to your boss, he/she will probably say something to the effect of "So can you come in on Sunday?"

June 14, 2002 L. Andrew Wells
"It's all fun and games until someone gets an eye put out."
"After that, it's fun and games with one eye."

September 18, 2001 Pete
Can anyone advise me where the phrase "reap the whirlwind" comes from? (a novel, or the Bible or...?)

January 05, 2000 hank hamilton Here are a just a few from the New Testament.

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Judge not lest you be judged.
Love covers a multitude of sins.
The wages of sin is death.
Love one another.
Love never fails.

September 16, 1998 http://members.tripod.com/~freedumb/justlisten.htm

-Perceptions On A Free Society And Prohibition

Whenever the offence inspires less horror than the punishment, the rigor of penal law is obliged to give way to the common feelings of mankind. 

--Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1776 

September 8, 1998
Trying the new translation services -
Here is how AltaVista's Babblefish translates "As you sow, so shall you reap":
Car vous truie, ainsi vous récolterez
Pues usted puerca, así que usted cosechará
Poichè scrofa, in modo da voi raccoglierete
Da Sie Abstichgraben, also Sie ernten

Globalink's Comprende Mail translates to french as follows:
Comme vous semez donc devez vous récoltez.

Want to make a stab at translation?

July 31, 1998 GSCURLY@aol.com
"When all is said and done, more is said than done."

July 14, 1998 mailto:tmargolis@aol.com
Practice Makes Perfect

June 08, 1998 Amanda Tomlinson
I'm a 17 year old senior at Boyle County High School in Danville Kentucky. When i go to college i want to major in psychology.  So if anyone who reads this would like to give me some encouraging words or try to talk me out of it, it would be greatly appreciated.
Now, about the motto.  I think it means you get what you give.  One of my favorite sayings comes from the Bible.  "As iron sharpens iron, so shall one man sharpen another."

May 28, 1998 Karn A. Jensen

Vidtis spirare libertatis auram
(Recongnize that the wind of freedom blows)

April 20, 1998 Antonio M. Favero, Ph. D.

Nihil humanum mihi alienum est
(Everything of mankind is mine)

   April 6, 1998  Shivani
I have something from "The Hymn of creation in the Rig Veda". It is an ancient Hindu text:

".....In the beginning
there was neither existence nor non-existence,
All this world was unmanifest energy......
The one breathed, without breath by its own power
Nothing else was there......."

Mar 2, 1998 Becky Tiller

From: Glad Green

"Plant a seed today, change the future tomorrow."

Mon, Feb 9, 1998 DR ARNOLD A LAZARUS
To offset any depression, I offer you the following:

Laugh alone and the world thinks you are an idiot.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

A divorce costs more than a wedding, but it is worth it.

A pat on the back is only a few inches from a kick in the butt.

Never be irreplaceable. If you cannot be replaced, you cannot be promoted.

The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time. The last 10% takes the other 90% of the time.

January 28, 1998 Horev
You are what you eat.

January 15, 1998 Ronald Bliss

The Cyberpsych motto is extremely close to the motto of the Bliss family, "Quod Severis Metes", which also "freely" translates as "What you sow, also shall you reap."
The Bliss family motto is centuries old and is, to the best of my knowledge, registered with the College of Heraldry.
The motto is also that of Dumbarton Oaks Garden, established by the Bliss family.

Jan 14, 1998 NetanyahuB
(Hosea 8, 7) "For they sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind"

Jan 4, 1998 Tim
Subject: Your motto, and homepage..
Dear Carol,
I appreciated so much the effort that went into the page, especially the section for the prevention of suicides, as I have recently befriended several young people in the New York area that have been given to tendencies such as this in the past!!! Your pages and articles have been a valuable resource as I talk to these kids, for they have no hope and nothing to live for at any given moment!!!
As for your Latin motto, as best as I can translate (using my portuguese language background) the actual translation would be "As it is meted out, so it shall be (done)..." So I guess my take on the motto would have to be the same as several others, with a little twist for interrelational give and take: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!!!"

January 1, 1998 Jane
No pain, no gain

Dec 31, 1997 JANET MICHAEL, RN

Dec 22, 1997 Doc Thompson <DocThompson@whitehouse.gov>
Greetings, Carol:
Of course it goes without saying that my motto is: "Res ipsa loquitur." A relatively common legal term meaning, "it speaks for itself" when referring to evidence or testimony that is so obvious it needs no further explanation. More broadly, it means straight talk, honesty, épachement. I believe nothing describes one's true character better than what and how we write. Familiar, n'est ce pas?

Nov. 24, 1997 Carol Lindemann
Here are some related quotes I found while browsing

Job 4, 8: Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity and sow wickedness, reap the same

2 Corinthians, 9, 6: But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Samuel Butler. 1600-1680.:... "For as you sow, ye are like to reap."

The English translation does not appear in the King James, not does the Latin version appear in the Latin Vulgate, as one would have thought. Perhaps the English should be attributed to Butler.

Nov 12, 1997 Marinyu

Traveling by boat? Prepare for wetting.

Nov 2, 1997 Mark E. Covington

Subject: My motto
Carpe Perdiem - "Seize the Check"

Oct 23, 1997 mailto:WhoizWho@aol.com

"He that blows in the fire must expect sparks in his eyes." -- German Proverb.

Sept 13, 1997 WhoizWho@aol.com

"If" and "when" were planted, and "nothing" grew. -- Turkish Proverb.

August 20, 1997 Sandy Abend

No Deposit, No Return

July 10 1997 BATTLEWISE@aol.com
To me it means we create our own reality.

July 7, 1997delieber@ibm.com
" Where you stand, in life, depends on where you sat/sit."
Attitude is everything. Yes, its easy to be positive when everything is going good. Must remind myself that I am 'sowing today for the morrow'.

June 7, 1997 Bob Schweers
To know where you're going, ask those coming back

March 28, 1997 Thomas E. Ellis, Psy.D.
"Wherever you go, there you are."

March 23, 1997 Joan B. Berry
"Where the needle goes, the thread follows"

Mon, 17 Mar 1997 Rivka
"The pot smells of what has been burnt in it" -- Yiddish Proverb
Also known in Hindu as: "What ever is in the pot will come out on the ladle"

February 2, 1997 Tami Margolis
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy"
A favorite Hebrew saying--I've known it all my life, only to learn tonight that it's actually a quote from Psalms 126,5. :..)

February 6, 1997Harvey Rich

"Garbage In, Garbage Out"

March 8, 1997 Owen Renik

1) Lie down with the dogs, wake up with the fleas.

March 13, 1997 Nancy Kalish, Ph.D. http://www.csus.edu/indiv/k/kalishn
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? Whatever.

March 12, 1997 DBOESKY
obviously the latin should be translated as follows:
the severest meat is that which has been chewed by ones enemies.
etymologically yours. dale

Mar 13, 1997 Nadine Levinson
Love your parable.
Here is my response to the phrase : "As you sow, so shall you reap",
It refers to the idea that:
"Sewing mends because of the prophet reaped from being actively involved"

March 3, 1997 Harold Kulish
"Works makes life sweet"

March 3, 1997 Nancy Kulish, Ph.D
"You get out what you put in"-

March 3, 1997 Melvin Bornstein, MD
"The more you learn the more you'll develop"

March 3, 1997 David Davidovich email:
"As you make your bed, so you sleep in it"