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
The Great seal of New York features the state's coat of arms and state motto. Public domain image on Wikipedia.