As we saw in Part 6, some men are so dedicated to their personal mottoes that they have the words tattooed onto their bodies. Here are some more from our archives:
"Pain is sacrifice":
"Yesterday is gone forever. Tomorrow is yet to be":
"Pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, sloth":
"Saturday night's alright for fighting":
For all we know we may never meet again
Before you go make this moment sweet again
We won't say "good night" until the last minute
I'll hold out my hand and my heart will be in it
For all we know this may only be a dream
We come and go like a ripple on a stream
So love me tonight; tomorrow was made for some
Tomorrow may never come for all we know
—Nat King Cole
"The hours are darkest before the dawn":
And if I die before my time, oh sweet sister of mine, please don't regret me if I die.
—Dave Matthews Band
"This Too Shall Pass" as well as "Beast / Beauty":
Gavin's tattoo below reads:
"I was that which others did not want to be,
I went where others feared to go,
and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing of those that gave nothing
and reluctantly accepted the thought
of eternal loneliness, should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror, felt the
cold sting of fear, and enjoyed
the sweet taste of a moment's love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped...
but most of all, I have lived times
others would say are best forgotten.
At least someday,
I will be able to say that I was
proud of what I was,
the greatest warrior of all...
A sailor in the United States Navy."