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State NameMotto(s)Translation to EnglishSourceTranslation Source
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AlabamaAudemus Jura Nostra DefendereWe Dare Maintain Our Rightshttp://www.archives.alabama.gov/emblems/st_motto.htmlhttps://study.com/academy/answer/what-is-the-state-motto-of-alabama.html
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AlaskaNorth to the FutureN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/alaska/state-motto/north-futureN/A
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ArizonaDitat DeusGod Enricheshttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/arizona/state-motto/ditat-deushttps://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/arizona-lawmakers-debate-state-mottos-place-in-schools/
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ArkansasRegnat PopulusThe People Rulehttp://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3136https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/arkansas/state-motto/people-rule
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CaliforniaEureka!N/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/california/state-motto/eureka-i-have-found-itN/A
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ColoradoNil Sine NumineNothing Without the Deityhttps://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/state-mottohttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/colorado/state-motto/nothing-without-deity
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ConnecticutQui Transtulit SustinetHe Who Transplanted Still Sustainshttps://portal.ct.gov/about/state-symbols/the-state-mottohttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/connecticut/state-motto-state-quarter/qui-transtulit-sustinet
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DelawareLiberty and IndependenceN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/delaware/state-motto/liberty-and-independenceN/A
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FloridaIn God We TrustN/Ahttps://dos.myflorida.com/florida-facts/florida-state-symbols/state-motto/N/A
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GeorgiaWisdom, Justice, and ModerationN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/georgia/state-motto/wisdom-justice-moderationN/A
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HawaiiUa Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka PonoThe Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousnesshttps://apps.ksbe.edu/kaiwakiloumoku/uamaukeeaokaainaikaponohttps://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol01_Ch0001-0042F/HRS0005/HRS_0005-0009.htm
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IdahoEsta PerpetuaLet it be Perpetualhttps://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/idsymbols.htmhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/idaho/state-motto-state-quarter/esto-perpetua
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IllinoisState Sovereignty, National UnionN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/illinois/state-motto/state-sovereignty-national-unionN/A
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IndianaCrossroads of AmericaN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/indiana/state-motto-state-quarter/crossroads-americaN/A
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IowaOur Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will MaintainN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/iowa/state-motto-state-quarter/our-liberties-we-prizeN/A
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KansasAd Astra Per AsperaTo the Stars Through Difficultyhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/kansas/state-motto/ad-astra-asperahttps://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/kssymbols.htm
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KentuckyUnited We Stand, Divided We fallN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/kentucky/state-motto/united-we-stand-divided-we-fallN/A
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LouisianaUnion, Justice, and ConfidenceN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/louisiana/state-motto/union-justice-and-confidenceN/A
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MaineDirigo"I Direct" or "I Lead"https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/maine/state-motto-state-quarter/dirigohttps://www.maine.gov/sos/kids/about/symbols/flag.htm
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MarylandFatti Maschii Parole FemineStrong Deeds, Gentle Wordshttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/maryland/state-motto/fatti-maschil-parole-feminehttps://sos.maryland.gov/mdkids/Pages/Almanac.aspx
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MassachusettsEnse petit Placidam sub Libertate QuietemBy the Sword we Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Libertyhttps://www.britannica.com/topic/flag-of-Massachusettshttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/massachusetts/state-motto/sword-we-seek-peace-peace-only-under-liberty
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MichiganSi Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam CircumspiceIf You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About Youhttps://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-29938_30245-2606--,00.htmlhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/michigan/state-motto/si-quaeris-peninsulam-amoenam-circumspice
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MinnesotaL'Etoile du NordThe Star of the Northhttps://mn.gov/admin/capitol-grand-opening/mobile-app/scavenger-hunt/item-4.jsphttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/minnesota/state-motto/letoile-du-nord
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MississippiVirtute et ArmisBy Valor and Armshttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/michigan/state-motto/virtute-et-armishttps://study.com/academy/answer/what-is-the-mississippi-state-motto.html
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MissouriSalus Populi Suprema Lex EstoThe Welfare of the People Shall be the Supreme Lawhttp://www.spangledwithstars.com/state-mottos/missouri-state-motto.htmhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/missouri/state-motto/salus-populi-suprema-lex-esto
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MontanaOro y PlataGold and Silverhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/montana/state-motto/oro-y-platahttp://www.spangledwithstars.com/state-mottos/montana-state-motto.htm
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NebraskaEquality Before the LawN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/nebraska/state-motto/equality-lawN/A
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NevadaAll For Our CountryN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/nevada/state-motto/all-our-countryN/A
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New HampshireLive Free or DieN/Ahttps://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/live-free-or-die-new-hampshire-motto/N/A
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New JerseyLiberty and ProsperityN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/new-jersey/state-motto/liberty-and-prosperityN/A
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New MexicoCrescit EundoIt Grows as It Goeshttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/new-mexico/state-motto/crescit-eundohttps://newmexi.co/articles/crescit-eundo-new-mexicos-state-motto-mean/
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New YorkExcelsiorEver Upwardhttps://classroom.synonym.com/about-the-state-motto-of-new-york-12081633.htmlhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/new-york/state-motto/excelsior
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North CarolinaEsse Quam VideriTo Be, Rather than to Seemhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/north-carolina/state-motto/esse-quam-viderihttps://www.ncdcr.gov/blog/2016/02/21/classical-origins-of-the-states-motto
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North DakotaLiberty and Union Now and Forever, One and InseparableN/Ahttps://www.nd.gov/content.htm?parentCatID=75&id=State%20MottoN/A
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OhioWith God All Things Are PossibleN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/ohio/state-motto-state-quarter/god-all-things-are-possibleN/A
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OklahomaLabor Omnia VincitWork Conquers Allhttps://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/oksymbols.htmhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/oklahoma/state-motto/labor-omnia-vincit
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OregonAlis Volat PropiisShe Flies With Her Own Wingshttps://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/explore/focus-motto.aspxhttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/oregon/state-motto/alis-volat-propriis
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PennsylvaniaVirtue, Liberty, and IndependenceN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/pennsylvania/state-motto-state-quarter/virtue-liberty-independenceN/A
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Rhode IslandHopeN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/rhode-island/state-motto/hopeN/A
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South CarolinaAnimis Opibusque ParatiPrepared in Mind and Resourceshttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/south-carolina/state-motto/dum-spiro-spero-animis-opibusque-paratihttps://www.sciway.net/facts/sc-state-seal-motto.html
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Dum Spiro SperoWhile I Breathe I Hopehttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/south-carolina/state-motto/dum-spiro-spero-animis-opibusque-paratihttps://www.sciway.net/facts/sc-state-seal-motto.html
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South DakotaUnder God, the People RuleN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/south-dakota/state-motto/under-god-people-ruleN/A
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TennesseeAgriculture and CommerceN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/tennessee/state-motto/agriculture-and-commerceN/A
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TexasFriendshipN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/texas/state-motto/friendshipN/A
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UtahIndustryN/Ahttps://onlinelibrary.utah.gov/research/utah_symbols/motto.htmlN/A
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VermontFreedom and UnityN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/vermont/state-motto-state-quarter/freedom-and-unityN/A
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VirginiaSic Semper TyrannisThus Always to Tyrantshttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/virginia/state-motto/thus-always-tyrantshttps://www.virginia.org/statesymbolssealsemblems/
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WashingtonAl-kiBye and Byehttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/washington/state-motto/bye-and-bye-al-ki-or-alkihttp://leg.wa.gov/Symbols/Pages/default.aspx
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AlkiHope For the Future or Into the Future https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/washington/state-motto/bye-and-bye-al-ki-or-alkihttp://leg.wa.gov/Symbols/Pages/default.aspx
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West VirginiaMontani Semper LiberiMountaineers are Always Freehttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/west-virginia/state-motto/mountaineers-are-always-freehttps://study.com/academy/answer/what-is-the-state-motto-of-west-virginia.html
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WisconsinForwardN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/wisconsin/state-motto-state-quarter/forwardN/A
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WyomingEqual RightsN/Ahttps://statesymbolsusa.org/wyoming/state-motto/wyoming-state-mottoN/A
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