List of US State Mottos

A motto is an important identity of a nation to know their history, ideology, society and culture.
In United States of America, all of 50 states have their own state motto. Here are the list of us state mottos.

StateMottoLanguageEnglish TranslationDate
AlabamaAudemus jura nostra defendereLatinWe dare defend our rights1923
AlaskaNorth to the futureEnglish1967
ArizonaDitat DeusLatinGod enriches1863
ArkansasRegnat populusLatinThe people rule1907
CaliforniaEurekaGreekI have found it1849
ColoradoNil sine numineLatinNothing without providence1861
ConnecticutQui transtulit sustinetLatinHe who transplanted sustains1662
DelawareLiberty and IndependenceEnglish1847
FloridaIn God We TrustEnglish1868
GeorgiaWisdom, Justice, ModerationEnglish1798
HawaiiUa mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka ponoHawaiianThe life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness1843
IdahoEsto perpetuaLatinLet it be perpetual1890
IllinoisState sovereignty, national unionEnglish1819
IndianaThe Crossroads of AmericaEnglish1937
IowaOur liberties we prize and our rights we will maintainEnglish1847
KansasAd astra per asperaLatinTo the stars through difficulties1861
KentuckyUnited we stand, divided we fallEnglish1942
LouisianaUnion, justice, confidenceEnglish1902
MaineDirigoLatinI lead1820
MarylandFatti maschii, parole femineItalianStrong deeds, gentle words1874
MassachusettsEnse petit placidam sub libertate quietemLatinBy the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty1775
MichiganSi quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspiceLatinIf you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you1835
MinnesotaL’étoile du NordFrenchThe star of the North1861
MississippiVirtute et armisLatinBy valor and arms1894
MissouriSalus populi suprema lex estoLatinLet the welfare of the people be the supreme law1822
MontanaOro y plataSpanishGold and silver1865
NebraskaEquality before the lawEnglish1867
NevadaAll For Our CountryEnglish1866
New HampshireLive Free or DieEnglish1945
New JerseyLiberty and prosperityEnglish1928
New MexicoCrescit eundoLatinIt grows as it goes1887
New YorkExcelsiorLatinEver upward1778
North CarolinaEsse quam videriLatinTo be, rather than to seem1893
North DakotaLiberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparableEnglish1863
OhioWith God, all things are possibleEnglish1959
OklahomaLabor omnia vincitLatinLabor conquers all things1893
OregonAlis volat propriisLatinShe flies with her own wings1854
PennsylvaniaVirtue, liberty, and independenceEnglish1875
Rhode IslandHopeEnglish1664
South CarolinaDum spiro spero
Animis opibusque parati
LatinWhile I breathe, I hope Ready in soul and resource1777
South DakotaUnder God the people ruleEnglish1885
TennesseeAgriculture and CommerceEnglish1802
VermontFreedom and UnityEnglish1779
VirginiaSic semper tyrannisLatinThus always to tyrants1776
WashingtonAl-ki or AlkiChinook JargonBy and by
West VirginiaMontani semper liberiLatinMountaineers are always free1863
WyomingEqual RightsEnglish1893
District of ColumbiaJustitia OmnibusLatinJustice for All1871

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