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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Kentucky State Motto

Scenic Fayette County, Kentucky (bluegrass country); photo by Jim on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Kentucky's official state motto is "United we stand, divided we fall" (appearing on both the state flag and great seal of Kentucky).

Latin Motto

In 2002 Kentucky also recognized an official Latin motto: "Deo gratiam habeamus" (Let us be grateful to God). This phrase appears in the preamble to the constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky .