Missouri Motto
The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
The state motto of Missouri is "The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law" (Salus populi suprema lex esto in Latin).

The Missouri motto has its origin in Roman philosopher and lawyer Marcus Tullius Cicero's work "De Legibus" (in English, "On Laws").

The Missouri state motto was adopted in 1822 and the Missouri state motto is featured as part of the state seal.

Other mottos and slogans of Missouri:

  • Close to Home, Far from Ordinary
Some funny mottos and politically incorrect slogans of Missouri:
  • Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Workv
  • Put Us Out Of Our Missouri
  • This Place is Missouri
  • Missouri: Loves Company!
  • The "Show Me State". You show me yours and I'll show you my rifle
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