New York Motto
Ever Upward
The state motto of New York is "Ever upwards" (Excelsior in Latin).

The New York state motto features as a written statement on New York's state seal and state flag and the New York motto was adopted in the year of 1778.

One interpretation of the message behind the New York motto is that the Latin word "Excelsior" is symbolic for striving for higher goals or ambitiously working towards achieving one's goals.

Other mottos and slogans of New York:

  • I Love New York
  • New York ... Is a State of Mind
  • New York is For Lovers
Some funny mottos and politically incorrect slogans of New York:
  • You Have the Right to Remain Silent, You Have the Right to an Attorney
  • Guns Don't Kill People, We Kill People
  • Welcome to New York, the Vampire State
  • New Jersey is Our Bitch
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