Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you," sometimes spelled "Si quæris peninsulam amœnam, circumspice" with æ
) is a state motto
, adopted in 1835
and said to have been suggested by the tribute to architect Christopher Wren
at Saint Paul's Cathedral
, which reads Si monumentum requiris, circumspice
"If you seek a monument, look around you").