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New York State Motto

New York motto on bas-relief having Liberty and Justice in a seated position is a variation on the state's coat of arms. Photo by Marc Tomik / Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution/share alike).

Official State Motto of New York

New York's official state motto is simply one inspiring word; "Excelsior" (ever upward). The motto appears on the state coat of arms, which is featured on New York's state seal and state flag. All State Mottos