U.S. State Mottos

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Can you name the U.S. states (and D.C.) by their mottos?

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MottoState/TerritoryEnglish translation
Esto perpetuaLet it be perpetual
Virtute et armisBy valor and arms
Regnat populusThe people rule
Liberty and IndependenceN/A
Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspiceIf you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you
Equality before the lawN/A
ExcelsiorEver upward
Under God the people ruleN/A
Nil sine numineNothing without Providence
Ditat DeusGod enriches
Alis volat propriisShe flies with her own wings
All For Our CountryN/A
Justitia OmnibusJustice for all
United we stand, divided we fall / Deo gratiam habeamusLet us be grateful to God
Labor omnia vincitLabor conquers all things
In God We TrustN/A
With God, all things are possibleN/A
Oro y plataGold and silver
EurekaI have found it
Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietemBy the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
North to the futureN/A
Montani semper liberiMountaineers are always free
Esse quam videriTo be, rather than to seem
Sic semper tyrannisThus always to tyrants
MottoState/TerritoryEnglish translation
Virtue, Liberty, and IndependenceN/A
Audemus jura nostra defendereWe dare defend our rights
L'étoile du NordThe Star of the North
Al-ki [unofficial]By and by
Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparableN/A
The Crossroads of AmericaN/A
Union, justice, confidenceN/A
Dum spiro spero / Animis opibusque paratiWhile I breathe, I hope / Ready in soul and resource
State sovereignty, national unionN/A
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintainN/A
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka PonoThe life of the land is perpetuated by righteousness
Live Free or DieN/A
Liberty and prosperityN/A
Fatti maschii, parole femineManly deeds, womanly words
DirigoI direct
Qui transtulit sustinetHe who transplanted sustains
Agriculture and commerceN/A
Freedom and UnityN/A
Crescit eundoIt grows as it goes
Wisdom, justice, and moderationN/A
Ad astra per asperaTo the stars through difficulties
Equal RightsN/A
Salus populi suprema lex estoLet the welfare of the people be the supreme law

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