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Official State Mottoes (Latin)

Official mottoes, Latin language, listed by state.
StateList by state Motto Translation Language
Alabama Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere We Dare Maintain Our Rights Latin
Alaska [ None ]    
Arizona Ditat Deus God enriches Latin
Arkansas Regnat Populus The people rule Latin
California [ None ]    
Colorado Nil Sine Numine Nothing without providence Latin
Connecticut Qui Transtulit Sustinet He who transplanted still sustains Latin
Delaware [ None ]    
Florida [ None ]    
Georgia [ None ]    
Hawaii [ None ]    
Idaho Esto Perpetua It is perpetual Latin
Illinois [ None ]    
Indiana [ None ]    
Iowa [ None ]    
Kansas Ad Astra per Aspera To the stars through difficulties Latin
Kentucky Deo gratiam habeamus Let Us Be Grateful to God Latin
Louisiana [ None ]    
Maine Dirigo I direct Latin
Maryland [ None ]    
Massachusetts Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty Latin
Michigan Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you Latin
Minnesota [ None ]    
Mississippi Virtute et Armis By valor and arms Latin
Missouri Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law Latin
Montana [ None ]    
Nebraska [ None ]    
Nevada [ None ]    
New Hampshire [ None ]    
New Jersey [ None ]    
New Mexico Crescit Eundo It grows as it goes Latin
New York Excelsior Higher Latin
North Carolina Esse Quam Videri To be, rather than to seem Latin
North Dakota [ None ]    
Ohio [ None ]    
Oklahoma Labor Omnia Vincit Labor conquers all things Latin
Oregon Alis Volat Propriis She flies with her own wings Latin
Pennsylvania [ None ]    
Rhode Island [ None ]    
South Carolina Animis Opibusque Parati Prepared in mind and resources Latin
South Carolina Dum Spiro Spero While I breathe, I hope Latin
South Dakota [ None ]    
Tennessee [ None ]    
Texas [ None ]    
Utah [ None ]    
Vermont Stella quarta decima fulgea May the 14th star shine bright Latin
Virginia Sic Semper Tyrannis Thus always to tyrants Latin
Washington [ None ]    
West Virginia Montani Semper Liberi Mountaineers always free Latin
Wisconsin [ None ]    
Wyoming [ None ]    

State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols, by George Earlie Shankle. 522 pages. Reprint Services Corp; Revised edition (June 1971) Reprint of the 1938 revised edition. The first comprehensive book about our state symbols! From the preface: "This book grew out of the desire of its author to know, about his native state, a great many facts which he found exceedingly difficult to obtain. After three years of research in the Library of Congress, he is able to give to the public this storehouse of information, which could have been gathered from not library less fertile in source material..."