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A list of US state slogans is available, as well as a list of US state nicknames, origin of the state names, and the state resident's names.
Michigan State Motto
"Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice"
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.)
Adopted in 1835.
The State motto of Michigan, "Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice", meaning: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you, is said to have been suggested by the mural inscription on the north door of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which reads, Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice. Adopted in 1835.
There are four states with mottos that focus on geography:
Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 2, Section 22.
Mottos of the States
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. A state motto expresses an important idea for a group of people within the state.
Italian, from Late Latin muttum grunt, from Latin muttire to mutter
Date: 15th century
1: a sentence, phrase, or word inscribed on something as appropriate to or indicative of its character or use
2: a short expression of a guiding principle