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    #1

    Which one is the best?

    Please choose one that you think it is best:

    1) Vast ocean embraces streams to its tide;
    Norms received promise one far and wide.

    2) Vast ocean embraces streams to its tide;
    Norms received promise well and wide.

    3) Vast ocean embraces streams to its tide;
    Proper norms help one go far and wide.

    4) Vast Ocean Embraces Streams; Norms Promise One’s Dreams.

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    #2
    'Norms' do not work in any of these, NH. The word is far out of register with the others.

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    #3
    Dear Mr.Micawber,

    Could you please tell me why, as it is used as the maxim of a school?

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    #4

    Re: Which one is the best?

    'Norm' is statistical vocabulary, NH-- the rest of your motto is poetic. Besides, it basically means 'average' which is hardly like a 'vast ocean... promising far and wide.'

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    #5
    Thanks.

    But norm often serves as 'A standard, model, or pattern regarded as typical", for example:

    legal norm,
    norm of international law,
    social norm,
    norms of conduct,
    the norm in the style of life,

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    #6
    Take it or leave it, NH.

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    #7
    Okay.

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