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

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Dear Mr.Micawber,

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

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'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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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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Take it or leave it, NH.
 

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