Colorado State Motto

Nil sine numine

Nothing without providence

The state motto of Colorado is "Nil Sine Numine," which translates from Latin to "Nothing without Providence" or "Nothing without the Deity." The motto reflects a sense of reliance on a higher power or divine intervention and underscores the belief that important undertakings or endeavors should be approached with a recognition of external guidance or influence. Adopted in 1876 when Colorado became a state, the motto is a concise expression of the values and aspirations associated with the people of Colorado.