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Liberty and Prosperity

New Jersey State Motto

Morristown Green, NJ: "The Alliance" (statues of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Marquis de Lafayette meeting in 1780); photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Motto of New Jersey

New Jersey's official state motto is "Liberty and Prosperity" (the state motto appears on New Jersey's great seal and state flag). All State Mottos

New Jersey was the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and the first state to sign the Bill of Rights.