While I breathe I hope - Prepared in Mind and Resources
South Carolina has two state mottos that can be seen on the state seal. The seal displays two ovals linked by branches of the palmetto tree. South Carolina's two Latin mottos surround the two ovals. On the left is "Animis Opibusque Parati" (Prepared in Mind and Resources). On the right is the more well-known motto "Dum Spiro Spero" (While I Breathe I Hope).