The 50 State Mottos

The list below is all 50 States and their state mottos in alphabetical order. Test your knowledge of state mottos with the State Mottos Quiz.

State Motto English Translation
Alabama State Flag Alabama Audemus jura nostra defendere We dare defend our rights
Alaska State Flag Alaska North to the Future
Arizona State Flag Arizona Ditat Deus God enriches
Arkansas State Flag Arkansas Regnat populus The people rule
California State Flag California Eureka I have found it
Colorado State Flag Colorado Nil sine numine Nothing without providence
Connecticut State Flag Connecticut Qui transtulit sustinet He who transplanted still sustains
Delaware State Flag Delaware Liberty and Independence
Florida State Flag Florida In God We Trust
Georgia State Flag Georgia Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation
Hawaii State Flag Hawaii Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
Idaho State Flag Idaho Esto perpetua Let it be perpetual
Illinois State Flag Illinois State Sovereignty, National Union
Indiana State Flag Indiana The Crossroads of America
Iowa State Flag Iowa Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
Kansas State Flag Kansas Ad astra per aspera Through hardships to the stars
Kentucky State Flag Kentucky United we stand, divided we fall
Louisiana State Flag Louisiana Union, Justice, and Confidence
Maine State Flag Maine Dirigo I lead
Maryland State Flag Maryland Fatti maschii, parole femine Strong deeds, gentle words
Massachusetts State Flag Massachusetts Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
Michigan State Flag Michigan Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you
Minnesota State Flag Minnesota L'Étoile du Nord The North Star
Mississippi State Flag Mississippi Virtute et armis By valor and arms
Missouri State Flag Missouri Salus populi suprema lex esto Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law
Montana State Flag Montana Oro y plata Gold and silver
Nebraska State Flag Nebraska Equality before the law
Nevada State Flag Nevada All for Our Country
New Hampshire State Flag New Hampshire Live Free or Die
New Jersey State Flag New Jersey Liberty and Prosperity
New Mexico State Flag New Mexico Crescit eundo It grows as it goes
New York State Flag New York Excelsior Ever upward
North Carolina State Flag North Carolina Esse quam videri To be rather than to seem
North Dakota State Flag North Dakota Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
Ohio State Flag Ohio With God, all things are possible
Oklahoma State Flag Oklahoma Labor Omnia Vincit Labor conquers all things
Oregon State Flag Oregon She Flies With Her Own Wings
Pennsylvania State Flag Pennsylvania Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Rhode Island State Flag Rhode Island Hope
South Carolina State Flag South Carolina Dum spiro spero While I breathe, I hope
South Dakota State Flag South Dakota Under God, the people rule
Tennessee State Flag Tennessee Agriculture and Commerce
Texas State Flag Texas Friendship
Utah State Flag Utah Industry
Vermont State Flag Vermont Freedom and Unity
Virginia State Flag Virginia Sic semper tyrannis Thus always to tyrants
Washington State Flag Washington Al-ki By and by
West Virginia State Flag West Virginia Montani semper liberi Mountaineers are always free
Wisconsin State Flag Wisconsin Forward
Wyoming State Flag Wyoming Equal Rights
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