The Words from the Ministry are wise words or phrases, typically latin, that are sent to every Delongonian every year. The words are meant to serve as inspiration for the people. The tradition was started by Ronald Kay Blix.

Year Phrase Meaning
2015 Si le monde était clair, l'art ne serait pas. If the world were clear, art would not exist. -Camus
2014 Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore – Cicero “I hope that the memory of our friendship will be everlasting.”
2013 Vires acquirit eundo – Virgil “It gains strength by going.”
2012 Vitanda est improba siren desidia – Horace “One musts avoid that wicked temptress, Laziness.”
2011 Semper inops quicumque cupit – Claudian “Whoever desires is always poor.”
2010 Dulce bellum inexpertis – Pindaros “War is sweet for those who haven’t experienced it.”
2009 Serva me, servabo te – Petronius Arbiter “Save me and I will save you.”
2008 Si vis pacem, para bellum – Vegetius “If you want peace, prepare for the war.”
2007 Timendi causa est nescire – Seneca “Ignorance is the cause of fear.”
2006 Selume proferre Toward the light
2005 Extinctus ambitur idem – Horace “The same (hated) man will be loved after he’s dead. How quickly we forget.”
2004 Veni, vidi, vici I came. I saw. I conquered.
2003 Eheu fugaces. Labuntur anni. Alas, the fleeting years slip away
2001 Sine labore nihil Nothing without work
1999 Ubi concordia, ibi victoria – Publius Syrus “Where there is unity, there is the victory.”
1994 Fluctuat nec mergitur – Unknown “It is tossed by the waves but it does not sink.”