South Carolina Motto
Prepared in mind and resources / While I breathe, I hope
There are two state mottos of South Carolina:
Prepared in Mind and Resources (Animis Opibusque Parati in Latin)
, and
While I breathe, I hope (Dum Spiro Spero in Latin)

These two mottos of South Carolina appear on the state seal and were adopted in 1776 when South Carolina declared their Independence.

The motto "Dum Spiro Spero" is thought to have been written by Marcus Tullius Cicero, one of the great Roman statesmen and philosophers.

Other mottos and slogans of South Carolina:

  • Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places
Some funny mottos and politically incorrect slogans of South Carolina:
  • Remember the Civil War? We Didn't Actually Surrender
  • Palmetto Pride
  • Hey Y'all ... Watch This!
  • South Carolina, Hook up for Free at One of Our Lovely Trailer Parks
  • I'm from South Carolina and I Own a Shirt
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