Motto "For the love of knowledge"

fieryace

New Member
The motto/phrase I want translated to Latin is:
"For the love of knowledge."
In the sense of:
[Everything I do, I do] for [or, because of] the love of knowledge.

The translation I've already put together using my very basic Latin knowledge is:
"Quia Philosophia"

Note, I do literally want this to mean "The love of knowledge" and not "Philosophy", so this may not be correct.

I plan to use this in a novel I've been working on as a motto for a group of warrior-academics, similar to that in Asimov's Foundation series, that seeks to preserve knowledge at all costs. It may become a tattoo at some point also.

If gender of the speaker must be assumed, assume male, though if that's the case, please say so.

Thank you for your help.
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
Staff member
propter scientiae amorem should work.
 

fieryace

New Member
Thank you for the response!

I'm not attached to philosophia other than liking the way it sounds, but I have two questions:
1. Is it possible to use philosophia here in a way that makes sense?
2. If so, can you explain how it changes the meaning?
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
Staff member
It means "philosophy", not "the love of knowledge" properly. It does derive from Greek words for "love" and "knowledge/wisdom", but it doesn't mean that, at least not in Latin.
 
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