Maryland State Motto

Maryland Motto

Fatti Maschii Parole Femine

The official state motto of Maryland is the Italian motto of the Calvert family: “Fatti Maschii Parole Femine.”

There have been people who have called this motto is discriminatory as it is legally stated to be loosely translated as “Manly deeds, Womanly words.” However, now “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words” is more commonly used.