Virginia Motto
Thus Always to Tyrants
The state motto of Virginia is "Thus Always to Tyrants" (Sic Semper Tyrannis in Latin).

A common mistranslation of the Virginia motto is "Death to Tyrants" - a translation that may explain the motto's rather unfortunate use through history.

The Virginia state motto was suggested by George Mason, an American statesman who today is considered one of the Founding Fathers of America.

The Virginia motto appears as part of the state seal and was adopted in 1776.

Other mottos and slogans of Virginia:

  • Virginia is for Lovers
  • Live Passionately
  • Where Love Lives
  • Down Where the South Begins
Some funny mottos and politically incorrect slogans of Virginia:
  • Who Says Government Stiffs and Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?
  • Please Don't Confuse Us with West Virginia
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