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|State||Motto||Translation (If applicable)|
|Alabama||Audemus jura nostra defendere||(Latin, "We dare to defend our rights" or "We Dare Maintain Our Rights")|
|Alaska||North to the Future|
|Arizona||Ditat Deus||(Latin, "God enriches")|
|Arkansas||Regnat populus||(Latin, "The people rule")|
|California||Eureka||(Greek, "I have found it")|
|Colorado||Nil sine numine||(Latin, "Nothing without Providence" or "Nothing without the Deity")|
|Connecticut||Qui transtulit sustinet||(Latin, "He who transplanted sustains")|
|Delaware||Liberty and independence|
|Florida||In God we trust|
|Georgia||Wisdom, Justice, Moderation|
|Hawaii||Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ‘Āina i ka Pono||(Hawaiian, "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness")|
|Idaho||Esto perpetua||(Latin, "Let it be perpetual")|
|Illinois||State sovereignty, national union|
|Indiana||The crossroads of America|
|Iowa||Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain|
|Kansas||Ad astra per aspera||(Latin, "To the stars through difficulties")|
|Kentucky|| English: United we stand, divided we fall
Latin: Deo gratiam habeamus
(Latin, "Let us be grateful to God"; adopted in 2002)
|Louisiana||Union, justice, and confidence|
|Maine||Dirigo||(Latin, "I direct")|
|Maryland||Fatti maschi, parole femmine||(Italian, "Strong deeds, gentle words")|
|Massachusetts||Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem||(Latin, "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty")|
|Michigan||Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice / Tuebor||(Latin, "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you") / (Latin, "I will defend")|
|Minnesota||L'étoile du Nord (Official state motto) / Quae sursum volo videre (Territorial motto never repealed)||(French, "The star of the North") / (Latin, "I long to see what is beyond")|
|Mississippi||Virtute et armis||(Latin, "By valor and arms")|
|Missouri||Salus populi suprema lex esto||(Latin, "The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law")|
|Montana||Oro y plata||(Spanish, "Gold and silver")|
|Nebraska||Equality before the law|
|Nevada||All for our country|
|New Hampshire||Live free or die|
|New Jersey||Liberty and Prosperity|
|New Mexico||Crescit eundo||(Latin, "It grows as it goes")|
|New York||Excelsior!||(Latin, "Ever Upward!")|
|North Carolina||Esse quam videri||(Latin, "To be, rather than to seem")|
|North Dakota||Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable / Strength from the soil||Daniel Webster quote used on the Great Seal / motto used on the Coat of Arms|
|Ohio||With God, all things are possible|
|Oklahoma||Labor omnia vincit||(Latin, "Hard work conquers all things")|
|Oregon||The Union, and Alis volat propriis||(Latin, "She flies with her own wings")|
|Pennsylvania||Virtue, Liberty and Independence|
|South Carolina||Dum spiro spero||(Latin, "While I breathe, I hope")|
|South Dakota||Under God the people rule|
|Tennessee||Agriculture and commerce|
|Vermont||Freedom and Unity and Stella quarta decima fulgeat||(Latin, "May the 14th star shine bright")|
|Virginia||Sic semper tyrannis||(Latin, "Thus always to tyrants")|
|Washington||Al-ki||(Chinook Jargon, "By and by")|
|West Virginia||Montani semper liberi||(Latin, "Mountaineers are always free")|
District of Columbia and United States Territories
|Jurisdiction||Motto||Translation (If applicable)|
|American Samoa||Samoa, Muamua Le Atua||(Samoan, "Samoa, Let God be First")|
|District of Columbia||Justitia Omnibus||(Latin, "Justice for all")|
|Puerto Rico||Joannes Est Nomen Eius||(Latin, "John is his name") In honor of San Juan, i.e. John the Baptist|
|Guam||Where America's Day Begins|
|Virgin Islands||United in Pride and Hope|
- "Alabama Department of Archives and History, Alabama Emblems: State Motto". Alabama Department of Archives and History. 2014-02-06. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. https://www.webcitation.org/6eoKH4r4E?url=http://www.archives.alabama.gov/emblems/st_motto.html. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "Official Alabama State Motto"
- "Arizona Facts / Office of the Arizona Governor". Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. https://www.webcitation.org/6eoKhM4AK?url=http://azgovernor.gov/governor/arizona-facts. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "Above the drawing is the Arizona state motto, Ditat Deus, (Latin for "God Enriches")"
- "Arkansas State Symbols" (PDF). Our State Seal. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. https://www.webcitation.org/6eoLE9wrh?url=http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/educational/students/documents/arkansas_state_symbols.pdf. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "Latin phrase "Regnat Populus", our state motto"
- "California State Library - History and Culture - California State Symbols". State Motto. California State Library. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. https://web.archive.org/web/20160125234000/https://www.library.ca.gov/history/symbols.html. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "State Motto"
- "State Motto - Florida Department of State". State Motto. Florida Department of State. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. https://www.webcitation.org/6eoMJnVfJ?url=http://dos.myflorida.com/florida-facts/florida-state-symbols/state-motto/. Retrieved 2016-01-25. ""In God We Trust" was adopted by the Florida legislature"
- "SYMBOLS OF TEXAS" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sos.state.tx.us%2Felections%2Fprojectvote%2Fpdfs%2FsymbolSoftx2.pdf&date=2016-01-25. Retrieved 2016-01-25. "The state motto of Texas is “Friendship.”"
- "Title 1, chapter 11, section 491. Coat of Arms; Crest; Motto and Badge". Vermont State Statutes. State of Vermont. http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/01/011. Retrieved 1 August 2016.