The moto of Paris, France since about the year 1358 is the latin phrase "Fluctuat nec mergitur". In French this translates as "Elle est agitée par les vagues, et ne sombre pas". In English this would be "She is tossed by the waves but does not sink". The origins are from the boatsmen on the Seine going back to Roman times. This motto is now on the lips of all in France.