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Slogans

Wikipedia is many things, but the closest to an official slogan is "The Free Encyclopedia".

Others:

  • Knowledge Shared

Logos

The original logo:


In November 2001, Wikipedians began suggesting new logos; within two weeks the logo contributed by The Cunctator was chosen.

http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki.png

Smaller:

http://meta.wikipedia.com/upload/WPLogosmall.png

The quotation:

Man is distinguished, not only by his reason, but by this singular passion from other animals, which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.

Taken from Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, Part I, Chapter VI:

Desire to know why, and how, curiosity; such as is in no living creature but man: so that man is distinguished, not only by his reason, but also by this singular passion from other animals; in whom the appetite of food, and other pleasures of sense, by predominance, take away the care of knowing causes; which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.