List of U.S. state mottos
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This is a list of state mottos for the different states of the United States. To help tourism, states can also make state slogans. State slogans are not official and change more often than state mottos.
|State||Motto||Translation (If applicable)|
|Alabama||Audemus jura nostra defendere||(Latin, "We dare to defend our rights" or "We Dare Maintain Our Rights")|
|Alaska||North to the Future|
|Arizona||Ditat Deus||(Latin, "God enriches")|
|Arkansas||Regnat populus||(Latin, "The people rule")|
|California||Eureka||(Greek, "I have found it")|
|Colorado||Nil sine numine||(Latin, "Nothing without Providence" or "Nothing without the Deity")|
|Connecticut||Qui transtulit sustinet||(Latin, "He who transplanted sustains")|
|Delaware||Liberty and independence|
|Florida||In God we trust|
|Georgia||Wisdom, justice, and moderation|
|Hawaii||Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ‘Āina i ka Pono||(Hawaiian, "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness")|
|Idaho||Esto perpetua||(Latin, "Let it be perpetual")|
|Illinois||State sovereignty, national union|
|Indiana||The crossroads of America|
|Iowa||Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain|
|Kansas||Ad astra per aspera||(Latin, "To the stars through adversity")|
|Kentucky||English: United we stand, divided we fall
Latin: Deo gratiam habeamus
(Latin, "Let us give thanks to God"; adopted in 2002)
|Louisiana||Union, justice, and confidence|
|Maine||Dirigo||(Latin, "I direct")|
|Maryland||Fatti maschi, parole femmine||(Italian, "Manly deeds, womanly words")|
|Massachusetts||Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem||(Latin, "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty")|
|Michigan||Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice / Tuebor||(Latin, "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you") / (Latin, "I will defend")|
|Minnesota||L'étoile du Nord (Official state motto) / Quae sursum volo videre (Territorial motto never repealed)||(French, "The star of the North") / (Latin, "I long to see what is beyond")|
|Mississippi||Virtute et armis||(Latin, "By valor and arms")|
|Missouri||Salus populi suprema lex esto||(Latin, "The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law")|
|Montana||Oro y plata||(Spanish, "Gold and silver")|
|Nebraska||Equality before the law|
|Nevada||All for our country|
|New Hampshire||Live free or die|
|New Jersey||Liberty and prosperity|
|New Mexico||Crescit eundo||(Latin, "It grows as it goes")|
|New York||(Latin, "Ever Upward!")|
|North Carolina||Esse quam videri||(Latin, "To be, rather than to seem")|
|North Dakota||Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable / Strength from the soil||Daniel Webster quote used on the Great Seal / motto used on the Coat of Arms|
|Ohio||With God, all things are possible|
|Oklahoma||Labor omnia vincit||(Latin, "Hard work conquers all things")|
|Oregon||The Union, and Alis volat propriis||(Latin, "She flies with her own wings")|
|Pennsylvania||Virtue, liberty, and independence|
|South Carolina||Dum spiro spero||(Latin, "While I breathe, I hope")|
|South Dakota||Under God the people rule|
|Tennessee||Agriculture and commerce|
|Vermont||Freedom and Unity|
|Virginia||Sic semper tyrannis||(Latin, "Thus always to tyrants")|
|Washington||Al-ki||(Chinook Jargon, "By and by")|
|West Virginia||Montani semper liberi||(Latin, "Mountaineers are always free")|
District of Columbia and territories owned by the United States[change | change source]
|Jurisdiction||Motto||Translation (If applicable)|
|American Samoa||Samoa, Muamua Le Atua||(Samoan, "Samoa, Let God be First")|
|District of Columbia||Justitia Omnibus||(Latin, "Justice for all")|
|Puerto Rico||Joannes Est Nomen Eius||(Latin, "John is his name") In honor of San Juan, i.e. John the Baptist|
|Guam||Where America's Day Begins|
|Virgin Islands||United in Pride and Hope|
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References[change | change source]
- "Alabama Department of Archives and History, Alabama Emblems: State Motto". Alabama Department of Archives and History. 2014-02-06. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. http://www.archives.alabama.gov/emblems/st_motto.html. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "Official Alabama State Motto"
- "Alaska Kids' Corner, State of Alaska". Kids' Corner. State of Alaska. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. http://alaska.gov/kids/student.htm. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "State Motto:"
- "Arizona Facts / Office of the Arizona Governor". Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. http://azgovernor.gov/governor/arizona-facts. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "Above the drawing is the Arizona state motto, Ditat Deus, (Latin for "God Enriches")"
- "Arkansas State Symbols" (PDF). Our State Seal. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/educational/students/documents/arkansas_state_symbols.pdf. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "Latin phrase "Regnat Populus", our state motto"
- "California State Library - History and Culture - California State Symbols". State Motto. California State Library. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. https://www.library.ca.gov/history/symbols.html. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "State Motto"
- "State Motto - Florida Department of State". State Motto. Florida Department of State. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. http://dos.myflorida.com/florida-facts/florida-state-symbols/state-motto/. Retrieved 2016-01-25. ""In God We Trust" was adopted by the Florida legislature"
- "SYMBOLS OF TEXAS" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/projectvote/pdfs/symbolSoftx2.pdf. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "The state motto of Texas is “Friendship.”"
- "Title 1, chapter 11, section 491. Coat of Arms; Crest; Motto and Badge". Vermont State Statutes. State of Vermont. http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/01/011. Retrieved 1 August 2016.