Om Mani Padme Hum. A Buddhist mantra that roughly translates to, “Behold! The jewel in the lotus!" The symbols are letters of the Tibetan alphabet. From left to right, each syllable purifies you from pride, jealousy, desire, prejudice, possessiveness, and hatred.
Child & Child suffragette brooch ca. 1900 via The Victoria & Albert Museum. In the Victorian and Edwardian ages, colors, stones and flowers all had strong symbolic significance and often stood for something. Suffragettes used the colors green, white and violet because the first letter of each corresponded to Give Women the Vote.