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The Royal Society website explains the motto thus:
It is an expression of the determination of Fellows to withstand the domination of authority and to verify all statements by an appeal to facts determined by experiment.
The phrase comes from Horace's Epistle to his benefactor Maecenas, where he claims not to be devoted to any particular sect but is rather an eclectic by nature. The motto was extracted from the first of two hexameters, as indicated in bold:
Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, - quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes. ("(being) not obliged to swear in words (allegiance) to a master, wherever the storm drags me, I am turned in as a guest.")