Interesting State Mottos and the Meanings Behind Them
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In a single word or phrase, a motto is able to encapsulate the beliefs and ideals of an individual or institution. The motto of the United States of America is “In God We Trust,” but under that umbrella, each state has adopted its own particular saying to define itself. From words as simple as “hope” to obscure Latin phrases, these mottos are as diverse as the state themselves, and their origins may surprise you. Here are 20 of the most interesting state mottos and what they mean.