What does the word motto mean?

Usage examples for motto

  1. Will read the motto of the witch? – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Their motto is that you cannot have too much of a good thing. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. Yes; my motto with men is touch- me- not, and it is your own fault if I'm fierce. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin