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Fatti Maschii Parole Femine

Maryland State Motto

The Chesapeake Bay; the largest freshwater es tuary in the world (and the largest physical feature in Maryland) - Landsat; public domain photo by U.S. gov. on Wikipedia

Official State Motto of Maryland

The official state motto of Maryland is the Italian motto of the Calvert family: "Fatti Maschii Parole Femine" (loosely translated as "Manly deeds, Womanly words," though now commonly expressed as: "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words"). All State Mottos

The motto and arms of the Calvert family appear on the reverse of Maryland's state seal.