Sic Semper Tyrannis

Virginia State Motto

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Rendering of Virginia state seal at Capital Square in Richmond, VA

Rendering of Virginia state seal at Capital Square in Richmond, VA; photo by Travis (Travis S.) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Virginia's official state motto is "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus Always to Tyrants). The Latin motto appears on the state seal and flag of Virginia.

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Bronze rendering of Virginia's state seal at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; photo by Cliff (cliff1066) on Flickr (noncommercial and educational use permitted with attribution).

Bronze rendering of Virginia's state seal