List of USA states ordered with State Mottos
    State Motto English translation
    AlabamaAudemus jura nostra defendereWe dare defend our rights
    AlaskaNorth to the futureNorth to the future
    ArizonaDitat DeusGod enriches
    ArkansasRegnat populusThe people rule
    CaliforniaEurekaI have found it
    ColoradoNil sine numineNothing without providence
    ConnecticutQui transtulit sustinetHe who transplanted sustains
    DelawareLiberty and IndependenceLiberty and Independence
    FloridaIn God We TrustIn God We Trust
    GeorgiaWisdom, Justice, ModerationWisdom, Justice, Moderation
    HawaiiUa mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka ponoThe life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
    IdahoEsto perpetuaLet it be perpetual
    IllinoisState sovereignty, national unionState sovereignty, national union
    IndianaThe Crossroads of AmericaThe Crossroads of America
    IowaOur liberties we prize and our rights we will maintainOur liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
    KansasAd astra per asperaTo the stars through difficulties
    Kentucky1. United We Stand, Divided We Fall
    2. Deo gratiam habeamus
    1. United We Stand, Divided We Fall
    2. Let us be grateful to God
    LouisianaUnion, justice, confidenceUnion, justice, confidence
    MaineDirigoI lead
    MarylandFatti maschii, parole femineManly deeds, womanly words
    MassachusettsEnse petit placidam sub libertate quietemBy the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
    MichiganSi quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspiceIf you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you
    MinnesotaL'étoile du NordThe star of the North
    MississippiVirtute et armisBy valor and arms
    MissouriSalus populi suprema lex estoLet the welfare of the people be the supreme law
    MontanaOro y plataGold and silver
    NebraskaEquality before the lawEquality before the law
    NevadaAll For Our CountryAll For Our Country
    New HampshireLive Free or DieLive Free or Die
    New JerseyLiberty and prosperityLiberty and prosperity
    New MexicoCrescit eundoIt grows as it goes
    New YorkExcelsiorEver upward
    North CarolinaEsse quam videriTo be, rather than to seem
    North Dakota1. Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
    2. Serit ut alteri saeclo prosit
    1. Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
    2. One sows for the benefit of another age
    OhioWith God, all things are possibleWith God, all things are possible
    OklahomaLabor omnia vincitLabor conquers all things
    OregonAlis volat propriisShe flies with her own wings
    PennsylvaniaVirtue, liberty, and independenceVirtue, liberty, and independence
    Rhode IslandHopeHope
    South Carolina1. Dum spiro spero
    2. Animis opibusque parati
    1. While I breathe, I hope
    2. Prepared in Mind and Resources
    South DakotaUnder God the people ruleUnder God the people rule
    TennesseeAgriculture and CommerceAgriculture and Commerce
    TexasFriendshipFriendship
    UtahIndustryIndustry
    Vermont1. Freedom and Unity
    2. Stella quarta decima fulgeat
    1. Freedom and Unity
    May the fourteenth star shine bright
    VirginiaSic semper tyrannisThus always to tyrants
    WashingtonAl-kiBy and by
    West VirginiaMontani semper liberiMountaineers are always free
    WisconsinForwardForward
    WyomingEqual RightsEqual Rights
    District of Columbia Justitia Omnibus Justice for All
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