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State Mottos

Alabama - Audemus jura nostra defendere (We dare defend our rights)

Alaska - North to the Future

Arizona - Ditat Deus (God enriches)

Arkansas - Regnat populus (The people rule)

California - Eureka (I have found it)

Colorado - Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)

Connecticut - Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)

Delaware - Liberty and independence

Florida - In God we trust (1868)

Georgia - Wisdom, justice, and moderation

Hawaii - Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)

Idaho - Esto perpetua (It is forever)

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 (To the stars through difficulties)

Kentucky - United we stand, divided we fall

Louisiana - Union, justice, and confidence

Maine - Dirigo (I lead)

Maryland - Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)

Massachusetts - Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

Michigan - Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)

Minnesota - L'Étoile du Nord (The North Star)

Mississippi - Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)

Missouri - Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)

Montana - Oro y plata (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 (It grows as it goes)

New York - Excelsior (Ever upward)

North Carolina - Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)

North Dakota - Liberty and union, now and forever: one and inseparable

Ohio - With God all things are possible

Oklahoma - Labor omnia vincit (Labor conquers all things)

Oregon - Alis volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings) (1987)

Pennsylvania - Virtue, liberty, and independence

Rhode Island - Hope

South Carolina - Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum
spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)

South Dakota - Under God the people rule

Tennessee - Agriculture and Commerce (1987)

Texas - Friendship

Utah - Industry

Vermont - Vermont, Freedom and Unity

Virginia - Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)

Washington - Al-Ki (Indian word meaning “by and by”)

West Virginia - Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)

Wisconsin - Forward

Wyoming - Equal rights (1955)



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