US States Mottos

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In the United States all 50 states have a state motto, some of the states motto's have been officially declared into state legislature approved by the states congress.  States have motto's which describe the states motivation or general intent of the particular state.  Many states have their state's motto in a different language such as Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, Hawaiian, Greek, and Chinook Jargon.



Alabama State Info Alabama ~ Audemus jura nostra defendere~We dare defend our rights

Alaska State Info Alaska ~ North to the future

Arizona State Info Arizona ~ Ditat Deus~God enriches

Arkansas State Info Arkansas ~ Regnat populus~The people rule

California State Info California ~ Eureka (Εὕρηκα)~I have found it

Colorado State Info Colorado ~ Nil sine numine~Nothing without providence

Connecticut State Info Connecticut ~ Qui transtulit sustinet~He who transplanted sustains

Delaware State Info Delaware ~ Liberty and Independence

Florida State Info Florida ~ In God We Trust

Georgia State Info Georgia ~ Wisdom, Justice, Moderation

Hawaii State Info Hawaii ~ Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono~The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness

Idaho State Info Idaho ~ Esto perpetua~Let it be perpetual

Illinois State Info Illinois ~ State sovereignty, national union

Indiana State Info Indiana ~ The Crossroads of America

Iowa State Info Iowa ~ Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Kansas State Info Kansas ~ Ad astra per aspera~To the stars through difficulties

Kentucky State Info Kentucky ~ Deo gratiam habeamus~Let us be grateful to God

Louisiana State Info Louisiana ~ Union, justice, confidence

Maine State Info Maine ~ Dirigo~I lead

Maryland State Info Maryland ~ Fatti maschii, parole femine~Manly deeds, womanly words

Massachusetts State Info Massachusetts ~ Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem~By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty

Michigan State Info Michigan ~ Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice~If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you

Minnesota State Info Minnesota ~ L'étoile du Nord~The star of the North

Mississippi State Info Mississippi ~ Virtute et armis~By valor and arms

Missouri State Info Missouri ~ Salus populi suprema lex esto~Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law

Montana State Info Montana ~ Oro y plata~Gold and silver

Nebraska State Info Nebraska ~ Equality before the law

Nevada State Info Nevada ~ All For Our Country

New Hampshire State Info New Hampshire ~ Live Free or Die

New Jersey State Info New Jersey ~ Liberty and prosperity

New Mexico State Info New Mexico ~ Crescit eundo~It grows as it goes

New York State Info New York ~ Excelsior~Ever upward

North Carolina State Info North Carolina ~ Esse quam videri~To be, rather than to seem

North Dakota State Info North Dakota ~ Serit ut alteri saeclo prosit~One sows for the benefit of another age

Ohio State Info Ohio ~ With God, all things are possible

Oklahoma State Info Oklahoma ~ Labor omnia vincit~Labor conquers all things

Oregon State Info Oregon ~ Alis volat propriis~She flies with her own wings

Pennsylvania State Info Pennsylvania ~ Virtue, liberty, and independence

Rhode Island State Info Rhode Island ~ Hope

South Carolina State Info South Carolina ~ Dum spiro spero Animis opibusque parati~While I breathe, I hope Ready in soul and resource

South Dakota State Info South Dakota ~ Under God the people rule

Tennessee State Info Tennessee ~ Agriculture and Commerce

Texas State Info Texas ~ Friendship

Utah State Info Utah ~ Industry

Vermont State Info Vermont ~ Freedom and Unity

Virginia State Info Virginia ~ Sic semper tyrannis~Thus always to tyrants

Washington State Info Washington ~ Al-ki~By and by

West Virginia State Info West Virginia ~ Montani semper liberi~Mountaineers are always free

Wisconsin State Info Wisconsin ~ Forward

Wyoming State Info Wyoming ~ Equal Rights