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Labor omnia vincit

Oklahoma State Motto

Sunset in Tulsa, Oklahoma; photo by Miles Smith on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Motto of Oklahoma

The official state motto of Oklahoma is "Labor Omnia Vincit" (Latin for "Work Conquers All"). Oklahoma's motto appears on the state seal. All State Mottos

"Work conquers all" is an adaptation of a phrase in Virgil Georgics' "...Labor omnia vicit / improbus" ("Steady work overcame all things"), a poem that was written to support Augustus Caesar's "Back to the Land" policy, which was meant to encourage more Romans to become farmers.